This month’s voted for images:-
Congratulations to Jerwin John Civil (left image) and Pascale Hustings (right image)
Our Abstract/Fine Art Photography competition exhibition is now up and running! You can see all the finalists at The Bridge Lounge on Tooley StLondon Bridge – please check their website for opening times.
We also selected three additional images as our favourites and congratulations to the following photographers, you can also view their images at the exhibition:-
Sandra Cattaneo Adorno ‘Blue Mosaic’
Ashley John Hale ‘Daffodil Preservation’
Jason A Cina ‘Dried Leaf Collage’
Being based on the other side of the world and only being an occasional visitor to the UK, I jumped at the chance to be able to show some of my work at the London Photo Festival.
The timing was perfect as I had just finished an exhibition about the Hamar tribe of Southern Ethiopia, and it was some of these images that I put forward for the Festival. The main reason I wanted to enter was to get further international exposure and test the appeal of my cultural portraits in a metropolitan marketplace. I wanted to show images designed to be interpreted as cultural crossings, where the space between photographer and photography is more than just physical. On the faces of the portraits I submitted was a mix of suspicion and acceptance, my attempt to personify the deeper issue of tourism versus exploitation.
Having read about the Festival the previous year I knew that it was easy for overseas photographers to get everything organised online. I didn’t really expect to sell any of the work, but when I did the communication was very professional.
Of course, a real highlight was being judged 1st Runner Up, a complete surprise and honour. Sharing that accolade on social media has led to further interest and also boosted those who had previously purchased from the original exhibition, knowing that they had chosen award-winning work.
For me it was certainly worthwhile taking the time to enter the Festival and I’ll be back again next year!
Taken in Helen, Georgia in the United States in 2014, with a Nikon D90. This was taken during my first exploration of the mountains on the East coast of the United States, which truly developed my love for mountains and waterfalls alike, and drove me to travel and explore much of the Blue Ridge Mountains over the past few years.
Winner: Amy Bateman – Convergence (£500)1st Runner Up: Richard Maxim (head in box) (£300)2nd Runner Up: Brett Canet-Gibson- Review (£200)Coco Harris – PierCharlie Nowlan – Broken iceNatalya Trotsevich – Goddess SeleneSimon hadleigh-sparks – Atlantis SG4Daniela Pasquetti – SilencesTawanwad Wanavit- FollowerTawanwad Wanavit – Fishing feetEnrico La Bianca – Fish marketBrika Weidmaier – Underground IIDieter Kaufmann – Abstract 1001Laura Visigalli – Drop a LineGiovanni ChianeseFrancesca Truddaiu – l’essenziale#1Alessandra Barracchia – my beautiful laundretteGraziano PanfiliFernanda Carvalho – DivindadeLauren Jenkins
The London Photo Festival is extremely well-conducted and has a welcoming feel, all thanks to the founders who are very kind and accommodating. I especially liked the tasteful presentation of photographers’ work, and the simplicity of the venue itself. The high standard of this Festival is reflected in the quality of printing and framing as well. Being both affordable and well-visited, I believe it provides amateur as well as professional photographers with the perfect opportunity to get great exposure at low cost.