A University of Wolverhampton student has put her skills in the frame by working with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce to photograph its new Chief Executive, Sarah Moorhouse. 

Angela Grabowska, 26 from Poland, is a final year student studying for a Photography degree in the University’s School of Art and was put forward for some work experience to take photographs of the new Chief Executive for the Black Country Chamber’s Prosper Magazine. 


A strong advocate of the chamber’s work for many years, 38-year-old Tettenhall-based Sarah, who is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, will oversee the work of the region’s longest serving business support organisation and head up a team of 22 who work on behalf of the area’s many businesses. Angela has been living in England for 7 years and completed two different photography courses before eventually studying for a Photography degree in the University’s School of Art.  

She said: “The decision to become a photographer was not a hasty one, I just figured out what makes me happy and in which direction I wanted to develop. This was an amazing and exciting experience for me.

“The atmosphere during the photoshoot was great and really helped me to understand what it’s like to be a professional photographer, working on a magazine cover. The experience has really helped me gain confidence, too.  

“Thanks to the University of Wolverhampton and my lecturers I had the opportunity to test myself on various levels. I created as an artist and worked as a photographer. Now I plan to focus on commercial photography, take up new challenges and derive knowledge and experience from it.” 

Sarah Thompson, Communications Manager for the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Editor of Prosper Magazine, said: “Angela was put forward by one of the University’s photography lecturers and she did an amazing job. 

“Not only did this project offer her some valuable work experience, but it helped us to create a stunning front page image for our popular magazine which is now back in print for the first time in over two years. Angela really made Sarah feel at ease and I’m sure she will go on to pursue a career in photography, and it’s great that she can also add this job to her portfolio.”