2023 Chrysalis Arts Sustainability Award Goes to Faith Noblet

We are pleased to announce Faith Noblet as the recipient of the 2023 Chrysalis Arts Sustainability Award. The award is presented annually to a final-year student at York St John University whose practice focuses on the environment or environmental sustainability. 

Faith Noblet is a Lancashire-based photographer whose practice also expands over Yorkshire. Noblet’s practice is rooted in an interest in traditional ways of working, with a particular admiration for analogue photography and being outdoors within the landscape.  

Faith Noblet's final year exhibition at York St. John University. Credit Sam Parker.

'We were impressed by Faith's ability to explore a sense of place and a deeply rooted awareness of the environment through her images.'

Carolyn Thompson, CPD Manager for Chrysalis Arts

Faith will receive professional development support from Chrysalis Arts as prize for winning the award. 

‘I am honoured to win the Chrysalis Arts Development Ecological Practice Award 2023. This award and mentorship have presented the perfect opportunity for me to reflect upon the ecological impact my practice has and will allow me to pursue greener methods of working as I start my post-grad journey. As my practice involves photographing northern landscapes and natural formations, it is only right that I pursue a greener practice to help preserve these beautiful places. I am excited to begin these crucial conversations with the Chrysalis team, and thankful for the support I will receive in realising my practice with an environmental lens.’

Faith Noblet, 2023 Winner

More about Faith

Primarily concerned with concepts of place, presence, and absence; Noblet’s analogue exploration interrogates ways of seeing by challenging photography's documentary capability. Deconstructing and transforming film accelerates the interminable process of ambiguity, presenting the challenge of deciphering its inconspicuousness. A sense of place deteriorates through a distorted lens, fabricating a haze of mundane familiarity, and founding the spectre of obscurity.   

Find Faith on her Instagram @faithnoblet

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