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We have a number of #photocontests for you to enter! #photography #London

Theme ‘Window with a London View’: 

When a recent flood damaged some of the WPF Therapy Rooms based in London Bridge, we’ve teamed up with the charity to help them adorn their recently refurbished walls with some great art. They are looking for images of London taken through a window or a door – pictures that include the frame of the window in some way, it has to visible in your picture that you are looking out through a window or doorway.

 

Whether it’s the view from the top of The Shard in London, or looking out from your own home, London has some of the world’s best and most interesting window views. The image can be taken from any London building or attraction – it could be a landscape, cityscape or any view from any London window that inspires you.

·         The competition is free to enter.

·         Photographers selected for exhibition will receive £50 per image

·         The images will be exhibited for 3-5 years from January 2018

·         You will also have the opportunity to sell prints of your image

Enter here.

View through to city scene with the Gherkin in Corbetts Wharf apartment, UK

And we’ve teamed up with Mapp of London to run their first photography competition!  They are looking for your images of towns or cities and the relationship they have with water – from London and the river Thames to a small town pictured in the rain or snow – any images of the urban landscape featuring some element of water.  Their favourite image will be exhibited in London from early 2018 for three months and the photographer will win a monogrammed camera strap from their current collection. The public will also have an opportunity to vote for their favourite image and this will also be exhibited in London for three months from early 2018.  The winners will receive recognition on Mapp of London and the London Photo Festival & Gallery’s social media channels via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogs. Good Luck!

https://londonphotofestival.submittable.com/submit/3fe7727a-bec3-4eeb-b972-5ba6a0fc5d0e/cities-towns-and-water

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We hear from the winner of Art Gemini’s photography category….

My name is Chiara and I’m an Italian photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. After completing a Bachelor in Business Administration and an Estate Agent licence, I decided I needed more creativity in my life and I took up photography at the New York Institute of Photography.

My first ‘important’ exhibition was through the London Photo Festival, which gave me the HUGE possibility to show my work and the confidence I still needed to take my photography up to a more professional level.

About the image I named “Uno”: it took a lot to take the right shot! It was taken at the Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, which is always overcrowded. I was inspired by the simplicity of the whole scene, loved the shapes, lines and shadows, the natural light. But I also wanted to photograph only ONE person (from this the name ‘Uno’) possibly in black going towards the white statue, to give the image a twist of mystery as well. Which took a lot of time spent in there everyday for a whole week to capture the perfect image.

I entered the Art Gemini Prize competition as a challenge, almost for fun, and I never ever expected to be shortlisted! But I got in and from there everything went so quickly and I won the first prize. I could not believe it, I still can’t and I’m still amazed!

I would definitely advise people to enter this competition, but not only this one. Any chance to show your work, is a door that opens! Take any chance, but be selective about the competitions you enter, there are many non-serious competitions out there as well.

And I will for sure be back to the London Photo Festival in May! I could not imagine a better place to show my work to people in a very professional and yet relaxed way. The London Photo Festival gives you a chance others don’t. It gave me possibilities, challenges and lots of exposure.

The Art Gemini exhibition is on until the 7th February 2014 at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery  2A Conway Street, London W1T 6BA

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© Chiara Gerevasi