Hackney UTC pupil wins BT photo competition

Haider next to a projected image of his photo which was taken from the top of the BT tower

Haider next to a projected image of his photo which was taken from the top of the BT tower - Credit: Archant

A stunning photograph of the London landscape taken at the top of the iconic BT Tower by a 14-year old has been picked as the winning entry in a photography competition.

Haider's photo taken from the top of the BT tower

Haider's photo taken from the top of the BT tower - Credit: Archant

Haider Romero Perez’s image shone above many entries by more experienced, older students is now featured on the cover of BT’s new “Together for a Better London” publication

The image entitled Brave, which was taken looking south towards Battersea Power Station was described by judges as “capturing the vibrancy of London from the top of the tower.”

Haider, who specialises in digital media at Hackney University Technical College in Kingsland High Street, Shoreditch, took part in the photography competition as part of a school project.

“Something clicked when I found out I’d won the competition and it’s helped me discover something; it told me I can be a bigger person than I am now and that I can achieve if I try hard enough,” said Haider, who lives in Clapton.


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Hackney UTC opened in September and students specialise in digital or medical technology at the age of 14.

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