In 2005 Metro Imaging established a platform to support photography graduates making the transition out of education. The programme has gone on to be highly regarded in the industry as a vital stepping-stone into the creative industries. Past winners from academic and non-academic applications include Noemie Goudal; Indre Serpytyte; Andrew Lacon; Tom Hatton; Felicity Hammond; Theodore Plytas and Silje Lovise Gjertsen.

The process is not by application, instead working in collaboration and consultation with University staff and alumni, the judges identify an individual that is deserving of the support; not necessarily the best student but one who has potential to grow and mature into a successful career artist. 

The twelve-month programme is designed around the needs of the individual and includes creative and conceptual advice; professional and business development; marketing identity and PR; technical experience and networking introductions and opportunities.

What’s on offer:

-Acceptance into the Metro Imaging Mentorship programme

-£1000 of credit with Metro Imaging to support the making of new work

-Access to skilled technicians and printers for advice and training

-Invitations to networking and PV events

-Introductions to industry influencers and partners

-Expert advice on Marketing and Social Media profiling

Please email Steve Macleod for more info.

Img: ‘Restore To Factory Settings’ © Felicity Hammond
blankI've worked closely with Steve Macleod since we set up the first Metro Imaging Award for graduates, at the Royal College of Art (where I'm Senior Tutor in Photography). His support over the years has been excellent; the students so appreciate his input. The awardee receives close mentorship from Steve and the team at Metro - which is invaluable post-graduation, supporting them in early career.
— Sarah Jones, Artist