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Student snaps up show opportunity

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: June 28, 2012

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An image which captures beauty and death in a single frame, and taken by a University of Lincoln Contemporary Lens Media 2012 graduate, has been selected for inclusion in London's largest annual photography exhibition – the prestigious Foto8 Summershow.

The photograph, which shows a bug balancing on a carnivorous pitcher plant, was taken by 22-year-old Elizabeth Cheek. More than 3,200 images were submitted for the fifth annual photographic show, with entries from as far afield as Hong Kong to Chile and Russia to Australia.

Entitled Fatal Attraction, Elizabeth's image was one of 159 chosen for display. She says: "I hope viewers see both beauty and evil in the image. I hope it makes people stop and think about its juxtaposition and the harsh rules of nature."

Summershow – established in 2008 – is the UK's only open exhibition of photography which invites both professional and amateur photographers to submit work.

This year the Best in Show will be judged by acclaimed British photographers and arts critics as well as visitors to the gallery during the exhibition who are also invited to register their vote for the People's Choice.

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