Graduate Celebrates Prestigious Internship

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Fine Art Photography graduate Katy Phillips will be heading stateside to take up a prestigious internship with Magnum Photos in September.

Katy, 24, left the University of Gloucestershire last year and went to Berlin for her work placement, helping artist Alanna Lawley mount an exhibition. She moved to London after graduating and spent the summer curating an exhibition with Artsdepot and working at the London 2012 Games.

She is now working for an art supplies company and takes up her internship in September in New York for three months. Established in 1947, Magnum Photos is owned by its photographer members and has offices in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. It provides photographs to organisers including the press, galleries and advertisers, and its library has around one million photographs documenting events and personalities since it was founded.

Tony Clancy, Course Leader in Fine Art Photography, said: “Katy’s final year work involved investigating the British landscape. This was the subject of her dissertation and her practical work for which she made an impressive series of images about a town in the centre of England, Northampton. Katy graduated with a First Class degree in June 2012. The Fine Art Photography team is very proud of Katy’s achievement in securing this prestigious and very competitively sought after internship. It is a testament to her talent, hard work and strong focus on finding work in the photography industry.”

Katy added: “I am feeling really excited about starting the placement and looking forward to the potential opportunities which may come from it in the new year.”

About the University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire gained official university status in 2001 but has existed as an educational establishment for nearly 200 years. Our heritage lies in the Mechanics Institutes of the 1830s, with our Francis Close Hall campus founded in 1847 as the Cheltenham Training College.

Today, we have three thriving campuses, Francis Close Hall and The Park in Cheltenham, and Oxstalls in Gloucester, which are occupied by approximately 10,000 students. In 2010, the University invested £5 million in teaching facilities including a new, state-of-the-art media and art and design studios.

The University of Gloucestershire delivers approximately 100 undergraduate course choices including accounting, law, business and management, fine art, TV production, humanities, leisure and tourism, social work and education plus and a diverse range of postgraduate and research degrees, and professional courses.For more information visit

Source: University of Gloucestershire

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