Photography exhibition charts the changes of urban Northampton

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Northampton’s rapidly changing urban landscape will be the subject of a photographic exhibition from a group of students from the University of Northampton.

Images by second-year Photographic undergraduates documenting the town centre’s ongoing regeneration will go on public display at the University’s Maidwell Gallery, Avenue Campus, in March.

The ‘INNOVATE: Un/Fold Northampton’ exhibition images will not only serve as a visual record of the town’s changing environment, the uni says, but also offer a historical archive of buildings and locations that may soon disappear.

The students, who are working closely with Northampton Borough Council, are aiming to cover the costs of the project via crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

The Kickstarter campaign allows people to pledge money in exchange for a reward, including professionally printed photographs and invitations to a private viewing of the exhibitions.

Kartini Leet, senior lecturer in photographic practice, said: “This project promotes teamwork and entrepreneurship, and encourages students to network with local industry and communities.

“In its finished form, the exhibition offers a platform for students to consider their work in a public context and invites interest from local and regional audiences.”

The exhibition opens to the public on Wednesday 4 March and runs until Thursday 12 March at Maidwell Gallery, University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, St George’s Avenue, Northampton.

To find out more about ‘INNOVATE: Un/Fold Northampton’ and to make a pledge, visit the Kickstarter website https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/301406126/innovate-un-fold-northampton-photographic-exhibiti