Budding photographer, Hannah, recognised with national award

Budding photographer, Hannah, recognised with national award

A young photography student’s stunning photograph has been recognised with a top award from one of the world’s leading landscape photographers.

Hannah Faith Jackson (18), a first year photography student at the University of Cumbria, won the ‘Living the View’ Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018, youth category.

Hannah, originally from Lancashire and latterly, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, was recognised for her arresting abstract image, ‘Band on the Run’ which depicts a brass band reflected in a tuba.

The UK Landscape Photographer of the Year (Take a View) awards were established by Charlie Waite, a one of the world’s leading landscape photographers.

Now in its 12th year, Charlie devised the annual international photography competition as a means to share his passion for beautiful surroundings through photography.

However, it is not the first time that Hannah’s striking photography has been commended.

Hannah won ‘Young Landscape Photographer of the Year’ award from the same competition in 2016 and the following year, she won two out of four categories. 

Hannah was presented with her award at a ceremony held at London’s Waterloo Station, which is currently hosting the exhibition of winning images until early February. 

On the opening night renowned adventurer, Ray Mears was guest speaker and noted how well Hannah had done. 

Speaking about winning an award for the third year in a row, Hannah said:

“I was over the moon when I received the news that one of my images had reached the shortlist and was thrilled to be announced as the winner.

“The image came about when I had the privilege of being the official post-race photographer for the charity, Shelter, at the 2017 Great North Run. 

“Whilst I was there I noticed a band playing outside the ‘Help for Heroes’ tent and I was fascinated by how the image of the whole band could be captured on a single instrument. The image is a reflection of the entire band fanned out in the tuba, including raindrops. 

“This experience has spurred me on to take my photography further after university. It is my dream to end up working with photography, but it’s too early to tell which genre I prefer.”

The exhibition will tour the UK's main railway stations throughout the year.

Anyone inspired by Hannah’s story, can find out more about photography degrees on the University of Cumbria’s website.