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.”