That was the question we asked London College of Communication (LCC) photojournalism students, who took part in our collaborative project with LCC to explore and celebrate print in today’s society.

The students’ submissions were illuminating as, rather than featuring everyday printed consumables, their focus was on craft skills and the human element involved in creating print. These ranged from print collectives and handmade zines to screen-printing and traditional photo processing.

Work selected from the eight finalists, who will receive a Print Futures Award, will be displayed at our Annual General Meeting in June and our Annual Luncheon in November.

Matt Guy, London College of Communication’s Partnerships Manager, says: “Industry live briefs such as this give LCC students an opportunity for real work with a client. As well as giving the students a chance to practise their technical skills, working with a client develops their confidence and other soft skills. This will help them to get good jobs once they graduate. We’re really pleased that The Printing Charity continues to support professional development in this way.”