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Awagami Factory sponsor prize at the London Photo Festival #photography #London #exhibitions

We are honoured to welcome Awagami Factory as a sponsor of the London Photo Festival.

‘Awagami Factory’ is a registered brand name for Japanese papers produced by the Fujimori family in Tokushima, Japan. For over 300 years, the family has been making fine washi paper for discerning artists, worldwide. Awagami produces a wide range of fine art, decorative and conservation papers using eco-friendly renewable fibers. The mill also maintains a washi paper museum, runs workshops and artist residencies in an ongoing effort to educate and preserve this most time-honoured Japanese craft.

Awagami Inkjet Washi “A.I.J.P” are revolutionary washi (Japanese papers) for high quality inkjet prints suitable for photographers, artists & designers.  AIJP washi papers use organic Japanese fibers to insure museum quality art and reproduction prints.  The papers have been specially made (and coated) at Awagami solely for inkjet and each sheet faithfully retains the unique texture of traditional Japanese washi.

Welcome to the London Photo Festival and we look forward to working with you!

BIZAN MEDIUM

 

 


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Congratulations to Leonardo Schenato Barroso winner of our monthly #photocontest reflections #photography

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ABOUT THE IMAGE:
This photograph was taken in the city of Curitiba, PR, Brazil. The image captured the instant when several urban artistic interventions were reflected on a rain puddle, along with some more elements. What really caught me on this image was, at first, the intense contrast between the outside – shown by the unfinished window cut and its reflect – and the inside, shown in the rest of the scene. I mean: to me, in this image, it really looks like reality became a picture on the wall. After I took it, other thing that called my attention was the difference between the real window, where we can see some buildings, and the reflected window, where we can see the sky. So, it’s a reflection, but it shows a different thing than what it reflects. Ain’t that peculiar? The letters “CWB”, in the title, refer to the IATA Code of Curitiba. The urban interventions registered on the photo were made by Artestenciva, Bruno Romã, Paula Ariana Calory (PAC) and other unidentified artists.
ABOUT ME:
Photography enthusiast born in Curitiba, PR, Brazil, currently living in Irati, PR, Brazil. Grandson of a classic style painter, gets interested in beautiful landscapes since the early years. Started studying the incredible art of photography in 2007, during the Journalism graduation, specially at the Photojournalism classes. Made an internship at the university`s photo lab. After college, diversified his knowledge with courses about different types of photos and started to take part at photographic trips around Brazil. Started photography expositions in 2016, when his picture “The Owl’s Sunrise in Guaratuba Beach” won a photographic competition organized by the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), and became the cover photo of the “Guaju” magazine, one of the university’s scientific publications.


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Monthly #photography #competition -did your image get to the next round? #London #photocontest #collectorsclub

Thank you for entering our monthly competition!
Follow this link to find out whether your image made it to the next round.  The image that now receives the most votes will be featured in our Collectors Club in our April newsletter and on our London Photo Gallery website.
Voting ends 27 March – please share the link on your social media pages and amongst your friends and family.
Good luck!
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We are now running FREE monthly #photography #competitions! #London #exhibiting

Welcome to our new free monthly photography competitions! Each month we will run a themed photography competition and the winning image will be voted for by the public.

The themes for the year are:-

April (voting March) – Reflections
May (voting April) – Black and White
June (voting May) – Water
July (voting June) – Architecture
August (voting July) – Landscape
September (voting August) – Macro
October (voting September) – Sunrise/sets
November (voting October) – Cities
December (voting November) – Weather

Prizes:

What does the winning photographer get? Fame and glory for a start!  You will also be the Featured Photographer in our monthly newsletter (the month that follows the competition) and be included on our London Photo Gallery website where you will be given the opportunity to sell your image. Finalists will also receive recognition in our online gallery display and on all our social media channels via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Blog etc.

Entry Deadline:

20th of each month.

Enter here.

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We announce our abstract/fineart judge- the multi talented @rosie_hardy #photography #abstract

Rosie Hardy is a conceptual art photographer based in the Peak District. Her surreal self portraiture and creative photo manipulations capture escapism at its prettiest. Hardy has been shooting for a decade, working her way as a school girl trekking through fields – with the cheapest equipment money could buy – (clutching handfuls of props and looking rather out of place) to trekking through fields with slightly more expensive, mud covered equipment, but lots more confidence and excitement.
Her “Big Break” came at age 19 when she was discovered by Maroon 5, and was asked to shoot their album cover, “Hands All Over”. Since then, she has worked with numerous brands such as Microsoft, Pandora and Random House, as well as celebrities and musicians, but she still loves to shoot a decent wedding and just can’t seem to stay away from those fields…
Her work is inspired by emotion and human connection, and the comfort that can be found in art during times of loss and heartache.
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We speak to Johnny Kerr our judge in our #architecture #photocontest #photography #London

“Congratulations to the London Photo Festival Architecture Competition winners! There were many exceptional photographers deserving of recognition for their fine work and it was a difficult task to narrow it down to just a few. Kudos to everyone who submitted work; it takes courage and boldness to put yourself out there and I hope that you’ll all continue to do so in the future. Thank you to the London Photo Festival for a great experience. It was an honour and privilege to collaborate with you.”

Thank you for being our judge, Johnny – it was a pleasure to work with you too!

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We announce prize pot for this year’s London Photo Festival! #photography #London

Continuing with our year of celebration (this year we will be holding our 10th London Photo Festival), we have introduced a prize fund of £500 to share between the photographers selected by our judge as Best in Show, 1st and 2nd Runners ups.  The winner of the public vote, the f-Factor, will also win photography related prizes!

We believe in giving new and emerging photographers a chance they would rarely get elsewhere: the opportunity to exhibit their work in a relaxed, professional environment.

Unlike other galleries, exhibitions and festivals, we do not judge your work – as long as it is not offensive, we will display it. All you have to do is pay a small fee and you can enter here.

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