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Lucy Young

Lucy Young

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Profession: Press Photographer
Status: www.lucyyoungphotos.co.uk
Location: London , United Kingdom
Home base: London
URL: http://www.lucyyoungphotos.co.uk
Email: •••••••• (private)
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Languages spoken: English
Organization: Freelance
Last login: about 2 years ago
Member since: 14 May 2006 13:05

About

LUCY YOUNG- www.lucyyoungphotos.co.uk

Freelance London-based photographer working regularly for The Times, The Independent, The Telegraph The Sun and Metro newspapers.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

National News Press and Photographic Agency May 2010 – December 2010
Photographer
 Trained photographer for an international news and picture agency based in central London
 Taking high-quality images in a competitive market
 Editing and transmitting images to UK newspapers and abroad for same-day publication
 Part of the Royal rota, regularly photographing Royal engagements and celebrations and pooling those images
as a representative of all media publications
 Experienced in current affairs, news, sport, feature and documentary photography
 Undertaking commissioned work to specification for broadsheet and tabloid newspapers, magazines and
PR clients, including Money Magazine, Chat, The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Mirror etc

North London & Herts Newspapers January 2007 – May 2010
Senior photographer
 Wide-ranging experience: photographing news, features, sport, arts and leisure
 Coverage of high-profile stories and personalities, including Cabinet politicians and celebrities
 Submitting and editing photos for four weekly editions, working to strict deadlines
 Organising picture desk: booking jobs and co-ordinating photographers’ diaries
 Keywording, captioning and sourcing images for international stories

University of Wales, Newport 2006
Part-time student ambassador for First Campus Project
 Applied photographic skills to short film-making
 Oversaw editing and production of students’ films; all work completed within time and budget guidelines
 Provided supervision and training to teenage participants
 Learned how to shoot, cut and edit a film digitally and produce professional DVDs

St Julian’s School, Newport 2004 – 2006
Part-time student mentor
 Guided five teenagers through studies and personal issues; played key role in development of pilot programme
 Prepared lesson plans tailored to individual students, focusing on listening skills and problem-solving
 Built relationships and provided feedback to participants to improve performance

Jessop Group Limited 2000 – 2002
Photographic sales assistant
 Dealing with customer enquiries and complaints
 Keeping up to date with latest equipment and fixing minor faults
 Consistently achieved top sales performance in targeted promotions

EXHIBITIONS

International Women’s Day, Brighton and Hove Mar 2007
Sanam; Arranged Marriage in a United Kingdom
• Series of portraits based on attitudes towards arranged marriage by young people due to follow the tradition
• Selected for exhibition as part of International Women’s Day celebrations

HMP Usk, Monmouthshire Jan 2006
Documentary landscape series of HMP Usk
• Topical landscape piece made in a sex offenders’ prison, contrasting reality and public perception
• Selected for solo exhibition during royal visit by HRH Princess Anne

REACH – Rural Enterprise and Community Health Aug 2000
Audio compact disk inlay
REACH is a charity founded by Kriss Akabusi which establishes sustainable development projects in the developing world. The CD was sold to raise money to combat waterborne diseases in Nigeria.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Producing commercial/PR images for big-name clients, including:

• Rolex
• McDonald’s
• Tesco
• British Gas
• London borough councils
• Four Communications

EDUCATION

University of Wales, Newport 2003 – 2006
• BA (Hons) Documentary Photography (1st class)

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