A Middlesex University photography student based in Hammersmith has been chosen to exhibit her work at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Tereza ?erve?ová‘s photo is on display at the gallery until February 2014. She shot the photo is her native Slovakia after returning to a swimming pool that she regularly visited as a child.
She randomly came across the three young girls and shot the photo in front of her old locker in the swimming pool’s changing room. The photo titled ‘Sisters’ is part of the Taylor Wessing exhibition, a prestigious prize that celebrates excellence in portrait photography.
Tereza’s image was selected for the exhibition from more than 5,000 submissions from across the globe. The competition attracts entries from top professionals worldwide, who hope to be part of the exhibition in one of the leading UK galleries for three months.
She was accompanied by another Middlesex University graduate Will Lakin in having her work selected for the Taylor Wessing prize. They become the seventh and eighth Middlesex University students to have their work selected for the elite prize in five years.
Tereza said: "I’m very excited and proud to be exhibiting in such a respected gallery and competition. I am involved in the story of people and places I photograph. I’m not interested in the surface we see, but the humanity underneath it."
Tereza hopes to go on to study for a Masters Degree when she graduates in July.