Hartlepool students’ work on show with top photographer’s

Tony Jones' winning image Parklight

Tony Jones' winning image Parklight

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PHOTOGRAPHY students from Hartlepool have been rewarded by having their work displayed alongside one of the nation’s top photographers.

Students from English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College entered the Northallerton10 competition run by the Joe Cornish Gallery in the North Yorkshire town.

Ghosts by Jenny Wilson, which will be printed by Joe Cornish

Ghosts by Jenny Wilson, which will be printed by Joe Cornish

Year 12 students Jenny Wilson and Kim Foreman impressed the judges so much that they will now have their photos professionally printed by landscape photographer, Joe Cornish.

Dave Carless, photography teacher at English Martyrs, said: “We are delighted to have our work featured in the gallery and the chance for our students to work with, and learn from, such a high-profile photographer as Joe Cornish will be an invaluable experience for them all.

“Having our work featured in this exhibition demonstrates the creativity and talent of our students.”

The students spent a day in Northallerton capturing images of the town to put forward for the competition. While Jenny and Kim were picked out by the judges, all of the English Martyrs students who entered the competition received an A3 portfolio and will be treated to a seminar on photography printing delivered by Cornish.

The chance for our students to work with, and learn from, such a high-profile photographer as Joe Cornish will be an invaluable experience for them all.

Dave Carless, English Martyrs

There was also recognition for student Jack Hutchings, whose photo of a speeding train was bought by a member of the public.

Jo Rose, the gallery’s exhibition manager, added: “We are delighted with such impressive entries and it is fantastic that we are able to showcase young local talent.”

The overall competition was won by Tony Jones for his image Parklight and was rewarded with a state-of-the-art Epson photo printer.

The photos are on display now at the gallery in Zetland Street until Saturday, March 14.

Kim Foreman's Round the Corner, which will be printed by Joe Cornish

Kim Foreman's Round the Corner, which will be printed by Joe Cornish

Jack Hutchings' speeding train, which was bought by a member of public.

Jack Hutchings' speeding train, which was bought by a member of public.