Over the last 16 years the photography students at Limerick College of Further Education have embarked on annual tours, traveling to locations such as Italy, Spain, Morocco, and North America.
On February the 9th this year they will travel to the carribean island of Cuba. They will record and explore this culture as it still exists, before the changes which will inevitably come as a result of commercial investment. It will give the students a once in a lifetime opportunity to photograph and document a culture on the cusp of change.
The work produced from this trip will be publicly displayed at the 16th Annual Photographic Exhibition, in Limerick City towards the end of the academic year, June 2017.
Commenting on this year’s tour, Eoin McCarthy, LCFE Photography Department, said: “Organising a tour like this requires a huge commitment on the part of the students and the teaching staff at the College. Following the tour we are looking forward to giving members of the public the opportunity to view photographic work of the highest calibre, produced by the photographic students, who only began to study photography full time in September 2016.”
Limerick College of Further Education is currently accepting enrolments for courses commencing September 2017. The Photography Department at LCFE currently runs two, 1-year, full time programmes. Learners who successfully complete the programmes receive QQI Level 5 and Level 6 awards in Photography. At the end of the 2nd year, learners also receive a Higher Professional Diploma in Photography. Both programmes are designed to enable learners to develop an understanding of the variety of roles and skills undertaken throughout the photographic industry. To learn more about our programmes ‘Like’ us on Facebook: ‘Photography Department at LCFE’, check out our YouTube channel: ‘photolcfe’ or visit our website: www.lcfe.ie.