Kapiti College first with innovative photography exposure

Press Release

"Hands" by Charlise Sefo, Kapiti College

Kapiti College and Wellington-based photography platform and community Excio have partnered to showcase the work of photography students. The College is leading the way in using innovative technologies to offer students an opportunity to obtain worldwide exposure for their photography.

Actively supporting young talents, Excio is providing schools with dedicated space for interesting and meaningful photography. The Excio platform shuns infinite scrolling of random content and the selfies which clutter Social Media.

The first Excio Kapiti College collection will display photographs by 60 students, increasing over time to showcase new students’ work. Through Excio, students are challenged to share their work with the widest audience possible. All photographs displayed on Excio have a story explaining the student’s goal and motivation for their photography. Students don't just practice new skills, but also use photography to bring up important issues like the impact and perception of drug use, femininity, the place of family in our lives and other things that reflect the view of the world through teenagers' eyes.

"Soaked in femininity" by Dara Lindsay, Kapiti College

“I am thrilled my students can now showcase their own work alongside other New Zealand photographers on Excio and that we have a platform we can learn from and improve our own practice.” Says Fairlie Atkinson, Photography Teacher at Kapiti College who was the first to introduce Excio to her students.