Crufts 2016

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Crufts is the world’s largest dog competition featuring nearly 28,000 dogs. This year photojournalism student Amy-Lynne Hartley joined the dog loving hordes to photograph the 125th anniversary of the event at the Birmingham NEC. With a press pass Amy-Lynne was able to access all areas and get the scoop of the latest dog’s tales and canine trends. Amy-Lynne said “Something that stood out this year was the number of ‘internet famous’ dogs – one pug in particular, with thousands of Instagram followers, seemed to be attracting a lot of attention”.

Students on the BA (Hons) Photojournalism course are supported in gaining ‘real world’ experience photographing national news events. Course leader Rachel McHaffie said “This experience gives our students the edge to succeed in a competitive and fast paced industry”.

Dog preparing for judging at Crufts 2016. Photo by Amy-Lynne Hartley
Dog preparing for judging at Crufts 2016. Photo by Amy-Lynne Hartley
Crufts 2016. Photo by Amy-Lynne Hartley
In the ring at Crufts 2016. Photo by Amy-Lynne Hartley