Photography Lecturer Makes Her European TV Debut
Danyelle Rolla, who is a Photography Lecturer at Boston College successfully, secured a place as a contestant on the popular Sky Arts TV show ‘Masters of Photography’. The show’s aim is to find Europe’s best photographer over a series of eight episodes.
Each week the 10 contestants compete to convince a jury of internationally renowned photographers and industry experts that they have the skill, instinct and versatility. With the winner taking home €100,000 (approx. £87,000) – the largest prize money of any photography competition.
Danyelle, who was formerly a Royal Air Force Photographer and has served in various areas of conflict including Northern Ireland and Iraq, won her place with a portfolio that focuses on the contemporary working-class of Britain. Danyelle uses this way of documenting the class system to challenge negative attitudes towards the working-class.
Speaking of the competition, Danyelle said, “Being selected for the show is amazing. I could not believe that such prolific people in the industry selected my portfolio as one of the top ten in Europe. I cannot wait to start this journey, not only for myself but also to show my students just where you can go with photography. I love photography and I love sharing my skills with others.”