MiAL x Metro Imaging Mentorship Awarded!

We are very excited to announce the recipient of this years MiAL x Metro Imaging Mentorship is Nathaniel White! Not only that but Metro Imaging had a surprise up their sleeve for another applicant…

After battling it out against not only some seriously strong UAL talent, but also the Beast from the East to make it to interview stage with the MiAL Coordinator and Metro’s Creative Director and Partnership’s and Marketing Manager, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography student Nathaniel was selected to receive the coveted mentorship!


A refugee performs ritual ablutions on graves in Calais; some of which were his friends- Nathaniel White

Nathaniel has already seen his practice take him across the globe to Iraq, Abkhazia, Jordan and France in his investigation of the current refugee crisis and how Europe is memorialising those who have lost their lives in passage. He works with both local communities who are living with the effect of migration in Europe, such as two Texel natives as they care for and maintain the grave of a Syrian refugee, and datasets from the UN which document all reports of dead and missing migrants in Europe and the Mediterranean between 2014 and today (estimated at 16,135).

The opportunity of the MiAL x Metro Imaging mentorship will see Nathaniel now receive bespoke advice for the next twelve months as he navigates his way through his final weeks of study and into his emerging career. He will also receive £1,000 of in-house services from Metro and access to their facilities to support his contin

ued practice and of course, will now join Made in Arts London as a one of our Artists.

But that wasn’t all, the team at Metro Imaging were so impressed with the quality of current MiAL Artist Zoe Sim’s portfolio that they decided to award her the Portfolio Print Prize!

Zoe will receive a one-to-one

session with Metro Imaging Creative Director, Steve Macleod, a session with a Metro Imaging print technician and archival digital c–type prints for her portfolio.

Zoe’s work focuses on the colour pink, and how it has been used to enforce gender stereotypes throughout western society. This has led her to employ infra-red photography, initially used in military practices, which converts greens into hot-pink tones creating dream-like iridescent landscapes. More of her work can be seen on the Made in Arts London website.

Nathaniel White’s work will also be available to purchase from MiAL soon.