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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots23
Valid votes23
Invalid votes0


Round Kim Zarate-Smith Amelia Snook RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 20.00 3.00 0.00 8.50 11.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 11.50. Candidate Kim Zarate-Smith has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Kim Zarate-Smith.

Number of vacancies: 1


Kim Zarate-Smith
Hi, I’m Kimi and I’m running to be your next PhotoSoc president. I’ve been taking photos since I was a young child, creating modest masterpieces on my Nintendo DSi. I’ve since upgraded to actual cameras that are slightly higher quality than 0.3-megapixel.

The big issue which I know the PhotoSoc is facing right now is the absence of a UCL darkroom. I’m willing to unashamedly exploit my History of Art, Materials and Technology degree to find the perfect spot (or any spot) for developing film, so we can all avoid the abomination that is SnappySnaps, and the financial scam that is anything marginally better.

Having grown up in London, I was exposed to the London ‘creatives’ scene. I’d love to further connect PhotoSoc to this vibrant community of collectives and artists; there are so many opportunities for professional gigs, studio spaces and exhibition locations, all of which society members deserve to use in order to showcase our talent.

I’ve once been trusted with the honourable task of setting up the society’s film scanner, which is pretty much comparable to the handling of the entire society. But actually though - I’m organised, full of ideas and my passion for photography means that PhotoSoc will be in safe hands.
Amelia Snook
I really appreciate how much PhotoSoc has helped me pursue my love of photography – the organisation of photo walks, collaborations with UCL Modo (including my personal favourite shoot at Coal Drops Yard) and watching talks on editing methods have all encouraged me to practice more and more, developing my technique. Recently I have started another Instagram account dedicated to life in my halls: capturing moments in lockdown. Photography gives me an outlet to express my creativity and allows me to connect with other people, making others feel confident about themselves – often I see people shy away from the camera, however soon they learn to love themselves when they see the photos that can be produced of them. I want to inspire others to feel the same sense of joy I have when I pick up my camera and to feel rewarded when seeing the smile on other people’s faces as they see photos taken of them. I really enjoy talking to others about their photos and exploring their style – I think that continuing with socials and perhaps introducing monthly presentations where people display some of their photos and what they have been up to would be really interesting as it would teach those with less experience and inspire everyone to try alternative techniques and visit new locations to take photographs.