Emily Garthwaite, a current student on the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA, has had her work included in the Independent on Sunday Review.

The photographs were shot when Emily went to Romania in August 2015. The photos, taken in the salt flats of Turda, show the elderly residents taking baths in the mud. The mud is said to have rejuvenating qualities, as well as providing the residents with a place to catch up with each other.

Speaking about the experience and the people she met to the Independent on Sunday, Emily said: "I nearly fell in [the mud] once because they were so excited to get me involved. The mud was boiling."

Ben Edwards, course leader for the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA, said: "Emily’s feature shows how images and text can work together well. It demonstrates that a successful photograph is not always just about the image."

This follows the announcement that three graduates from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA course have been nominated in the Sony World Photography Awards.

Find out more about the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA at the University of Westminster.

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