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Festival focuses on photography

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They joined Guernsey pupils at the event, creating their own

personal projects based on the theme of the festival – Faith/Family/Community.

Workshops also enabled them to meet the photographers, ask questions and receive advice on their own work.

The event began with an opening party at St James, with an introduction from Jean-Christophe, who lives in Guernsey, and talks by photographers Liz Hingley and John Angerson and Magnum Photos agency photographer Abbas.

There was also a performance from local ukulele group The Ukeladeez and young composer Angus MacRae, one of whose compositions accompanied a slideshow of photographs.

Throughout the rest of the week, more than 100 students from nine Jersey and Guernsey colleges and schools also had the opportunity to hear talks from award-winning international photographers Sam Harris, David Moore, Jason Wilde and many more.

At the end of the trip, which was organised for the Jersey pupils by Hautlieu photography teacher Martin Toft, the students entered their work into a competition and the best will be featured in a multi-media presentation next year.

These photographs will now become part of a touring printed exhibition open to students and members of the

public in both Guernsey and Jersey in 2015.

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The Guernsey Photography Festival continues until Saturday,

11 October.

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