San Jose, CA -- Mallory Robbins, a Junior at Presentation High School, spent her summer interning with TRACK, an American Quarter Horse racing industry magazine. Mallory’s main role as a Photography/Journalism intern took her to Ruidoso, New Mexico, where she photographed pictures of the races and some behind the scenes images for the magazine.
Owned and Published by Ben and Christine Hudson, Mallory was offered this opportunity after they saw photographs she had taken in her Photography 1 class with Ms. Deak at Presentation.
“I took Photography 1 my second semester of my freshman year and that is where my interest for photography really started,” says Mallory.
Over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the Hudson’s asked Mallory if she would help take pictures and work with TRACK Magazine’s team at one of the biggest races for quarter horses.
“After working with the TRACK team I became much more interested in photography. I was able to learn more about the racing industry and meet some very cool people who I would not have met without this opportunity” says Mallory.
Mallory describes her experience working at the race tracks, “I went out to the barns around 7:30 in the morning and was able to take pictures of the horses as they worked in the morning, and of the trainers and jockeys getting their barns prepped for the day.”
One highlight that Mallory was excited about was when the track chaplin asked her to help with the kids club, taking them around in the morning and working with them on teaching them how to take photos of their own. She looked forward to working with the kids, whose parents also work at the track all day.
“They saw things that I would never look for in a photo. I am looking forward to seeing their pictures and discovering what aspects of track life captures their eyes!” says Mallory.
Mallory is very appreciative of this opportunity that was created this summer by TRACK Magazine and we are excited to see what opportunities lay ahead in her future.
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