18 June 2012
Last updated at 16:11
Work by photography graduates at Stockport College is on show at the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester from 21 to 23 June, and includes both still and moving images. One of those whose work is on show is Emma McKay, who looked at the world of hip-hop. "It is different from other dance styles as it is often improvisational in nature - the ultimate form of self expression in dance," she says.
Stacey Calderwood's father was a stonemason, a skill passed on to her two brothers, and it is their work she has photographed for the show.
Chris Griffiths says his film, entitled Bleed, mixes images and sounds to examine "how the events that take place in one space can carry over and affect life in another".
Andrea Smith explores gender stereotypes through the idea of hunting in modern life, from food to designer commodities.
In Andy Moseley's film, foreigners offer their humorous thoughts on English men and women.
Alison Hagger recreates seascapes using items removed from the coast.
Joshua Fox's film documents the lengths a group of friends go to as they attempt to get close to their favourite band. Fox says: "Fans document this alternative social life they refer to as a 'bubble' whilst showcasing the unbelievable and hilarious extremes they repeatedly put themselves through in pursuit of the band."
Borbala Pocz was inspired by the "mummy portraits" of the Ancient Egypt collection of the Manchester Museum. She says the pieces "evoke the way we deal with our cherished snippets of memories. Genuine or fake, distorted or borrowed, blocked out forever or recovered, they make up the background tissue of who we think we are".
Yvonne Tyson explores the idea of violent death.
Adolescence is Louise Riozzi's theme. She says "there is always that question of who you are and who you will be. You’re growing up, yet still a child in a fantasy of daydreams that now becomes filled with shadows of mystery and reflections of self-doubt."
Rachel Samuels works with point-and-shoot film cameras, recording candid snapshots of her life. The show Everything for Effect can be seen at the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester from 21 to 23 June.