Exhibition marks 50 years of Leeds Trinity university

FACE: Rev Kate Bottley, a star of Gogglebox, is featured in the Faces of Leeds Trinity photography display.
FACE: Rev Kate Bottley, a star of Gogglebox, is featured in the Faces of Leeds Trinity photography display.
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Famous faces from Leeds Trinity University will be the focus of a photography exhibition to mark its 50th anniversary.

The ‘Faces of Leeds Trinity’ show will feature alumni like star of Channel 4’s Gogglebox and parish priest, Kate Bottley, and ex Kaiser Chiefs’ drummer Nick Hodgson.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Mark Dolby took the graduates portraits.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Mark Dolby took the graduates portraits.

The portraits have been shot by professional photographer and former Students’ Union president Mark Dolby, who has travelled the country over the past year to catch up with former students.

Among his subjects were BBC Asian Network presenter Harpreet Kaur; Sarah Fussey, director of marketing at Best Western Hotels; Kevin Hylton, a professor of equality and diversity in sport, leisure and education at Leeds Beckett University; and Father Marc Homsey, a priest in the Diocese of Leeds.

Mr Dolby said: “I was lucky enough to be invited to be part of an alumni group tasked with coming up with ideas for how former students could celebrate and be celebrated as part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebrations. I felt that capturing the portraits and stories of some of the exceptional alumni would demonstrate the impact that the university has had, as well as celebrating the achievements of the student body.”

“I hope that the project will demonstrate the impact that a Leeds Trinity education can have and also the fondness with which alumni reflect on their time at the university.”

Ex Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson.

Ex Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson.

The Faces of Leeds Trinity exhibition is on display at Leeds Trinity University as part of the institution’s All Saints’ Day celebrations this Wednesday.

Brett Arnall, alumni relations officer at Leeds Trinity University, said: “We have got to meet alumni all over the country who all have an incredible story to share.

“I’m extremely grateful to Mark for all the time and effort he’s given to the university for free. Seeing the final exhibition is a testament to Mark’s skills as a photographer and our amazing alumni.”

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