Tameside College student’s flash of brilliance

Tameside College student’s flash of brilliance

Tameside College photography student Catherine Burgess has won first place in an Olympic themed competition.

Catherine, who is currently studying for a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Photography, spotted the competition on a poster and thought she’d give it a go.

The competition, known as ‘Image 12’, is an annual photography competition open to high school and college students within Tameside.

Catherine enlisted the help of a fellow art and design student, Hannah Doherty, to model for the photograph.

Catherine’s photograph is currently being displayed at the Portland Basin Museum Art Gallery, in Ashton-under-Lyne, and forming the borough’s version of the national touring exhibition Our Sporting Life.

She said: “I was extremely happy to have won the competition and to see my own work exhibited in a gallery. Studying at Tameside College has equipped me with the skills and confidence to take photography further.”