Field trip to 'Freedom City'

MA Photography students enjoyed a full day of exhibitions in Newcastle and Gateshead to coincide with 'Freedom City' - a series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit to the Newcastle in 1967. With photography works being exhibited at Side Gallery, Hatton Gallery, NewBridge Bookstore and Baltic, it was a rewarding and very thought-provoking field trip.

For many, Shahidul Alam's exhibition 'Kalpana's Warriors' (at Breeze Creatives gallery space, Newcastle) was a poignant reminder of the ongoing fight for equality, human rights and freedom. Alam, (a Visiting Professor of Photography at University of Sunderland) is currently incarcerated in a Bangladeshi prison for speaking out against the state's response to student protests. Learn more at: #freeshahidul