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Photography alumni experience the American Dream as interns at creative publisher Fall Line Press

Rory Fuller and Jess Goodridge interned at the Atlanta-based photobook publisher last year

On site at Fall Line Press
On site at Fall Line Press

Two recent alumni of the BA (Hons) Photography course at Nottingham Trent University have been interning at Fall Line Press, a photobook publisher, bookstore and reading room located in Atlanta, Georgia. The organisation’s mission is to support photobooks and their creators, and as a result they represent a valuable resource for artists and patrons in the sector.

Rory Fuller and Jess Goodridge, both 2017 Photography graduates, have been involved in numerous creative and engaging projects since they secured their roles.

Rory described the internship as being a life-changing experience. He explained: “Probably what was more important than what I learnt about publishing was the people I met - I now have a small network of publishers and photographers in the States who have invited me to different parts of the country - Georgia, California, North Carolina and South Dakota.”

He added: “I also got the chance to meet the director from Nazraeli Press in my first week in Atlanta during the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival, and later visited him in LA during my trip over there. He has since offered me an internship next year!”

Jess and Rory at Fall Line Press
Jess and Rory in the Fall Line Press offices

Jess also found the internship to be incredibly valuable. She said: “Working at Fall Line Press is quite an experience. It’s rare to find a position where you come away not only having gained valuable skills in running a book press - marketing, editing, design and copywriting - but you also come away having learned how to drive a pick-up truck and operate a chainsaw! My first main task as an intern was to put together pieces to be shown at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Atlanta.”

She continued: “Whenever we weren’t at the press, we’d take road trips out to the farm at the weekend, exploring Midtown, the Beltline and Piedmont Park, and for our last weekend we were invited up to visit a farm deep in the mountains of North Carolina. It was a wonderful two months of living in sunny Atlanta, surrounded by amazing, energetic and creative people each day. Not only that, but working for a great company which publishes innovative and engaging photography books, and promotes photographers and self-published artists alike. Being a Fall Line intern was really a taste of the American Dream.”

Published on 28 February 2018
  • Category: Culture; School of Art & Design