BA Photography graduate Tereza Červeňová has been recognised by some of the UK's most celebrated art and design organisations for her photographs. Tereza first moved to London from Bratislava, Slovakia to study photography at Middlesex. Now a freelance portrait photographer, some of her recent images have featured in The Telegraph, Financial Times and Jazz UK magazines.
The multi-award winning student received a coveted yellow pencil in the 2014 D&AD New Blood Awards for her photograph 'Family Matters', an intimate snapshot of her younger siblings. She has exhibited as one of the winners of Daniel Blau Gallery's 5 Under 30 competition, and had her work featured at the National Portrait Gallery, London when she was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing prize during her third year of study. In 2015 she won the John Kobal New Work Award for her portrait photography, a prestigious prize worth £5000.
"My tutors helped me recognise my strengths and push them forward. They have encouraged and supported me in achieving my goals and they have been there for me not only as academics and technicians but also as people and friends," she said.
"My time at Middlesex University has been an incredible experience, where the tutors have been preparing us to face the real world by inviting visiting lecturers and speakers from the industry and encouraging us to find were we want to be and where we belong in the photography world.
"I've seen so many of my fellow students, including myself, grow as photographers and well as people. The course and the people who run it create an atmosphere where most of the students don't want to leave in the evening and come early in the morning to keep on working. And that, I think, speaks for itself."