On Tuesday 19 March, sixth formers from City and Islington College exhibited their winning photography at the Macquarie Group Foundation’s London Headquarters in the City of London.
Three classes of the college’s Photography A Level students were invited to interpret a brief of ‘Climate Change and the Environment’ at the start of the year. Forty-six entries were whittled down to fifteen in February, representing the points of view of a diverse range of the college’s students from across London.
City and Islington College has worked with the Macquarie Group investment bank in different capacities over the years, now facilitated by The Big Alliance, which is based at the college’s Centre for Business, Arts and Technology.
The Big Alliance is a charity, enabling employee volunteering and engagement in the community between schools and local businesses.
The exhibition was a great success, with winning students and parents present. Associate Director of Macquarie Rachel Engels said:
“We partner with City and Islington College and have done for a number of years. That’s because we are very proud of being in Islington and our relationship with the borough.
“This is the third year that we have done a photography competition like this with the college. It really was not an easy task to select the final 15 images.
“There are nearly 2,000 people in this building and when you see where we have put the images, I hope you will recognise the impact it will have for staff to walk past every day.
“We are really proud and overwhelmed by the thought that has gone into the work on show. Our staff are really passionate about climate change and Macquarie does a lot to tackle this issue.”
Macquarie recently committed more than £20 billion in capital towards renewable energy and manages a number of projects globally to help secure the progress of clean technology and energy markets.
The work of students Nancy Brown, Angela Jones, Yaren Kaya, Amy Page-Osborn, Oscar Sakalauskas, Rose Samuels, Lotte Shennan, Jessica Tunks, Milly Watson, Nikiri Wharton and Shaqira Zia will now become semi-permanent installations on the walls of the Macquarie building.