Category: Photographers

Friday, June 17, 2016

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016 Finalists Unveiled

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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Leica has announced that the twelve finalists in this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award have been selected. The chosen photographers include Juan Pablo Bellandi, Fulvio Bugani, Scarlett Coten, William Daniels, Vincent Delbrouck, Guillaume Herbaut, Stéphane Lavoué, Max Pinckers, Guilio Piscitelli, Clémentine Schneidermann, Sadegh Souri and Esther Teichmann. Leica will publicly present the work of all twelve finalists for the first time in a grand exhibition at the ‘Neuen Schule für Fotografie Berlin’, from 29 September to 23 October 2016.

Leica has announced that the twelve finalists in this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award have been selected. The chosen photographers include Juan Pablo Bellandi, Fulvio Bugani, Scarlett Coten, William Daniels, Vincent Delbrouck, Guillaume Herbaut, Stéphane Lavoué, ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sebastiao Salgado: Le Tour de France

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Polka Galerie (12, rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris, France) will be showcasing Sebastião Salgado’s photographs of the Tour de France over the month of July. Salgado accepted Liberation’s request to shoot the event in 1986, following each stage of this famous French event to photograph the racers and the audience alike. Sometimes he would go on site way before the race, just to “watch” people. In the end, Salgado was more interested in men on the sides of the road than in the great champions of the Tour. “His innocence made him capture things on camera that we simply did not see”, says Patrick Le Roux, a journalist for Liberation. Polka Galerie will showcase eighteen of Sebastião Salgado’s pictures from 2-30 July 2016.

Polka Galerie (12, rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris, France) will be showcasing Sebastião Salgado’s photographs of the Tour de France over the month of July. Salgado accepted Liberation’s request to shoot the event in 1986, following each stage of this famous French event to photograph the racers...

Monday, June 13, 2016

River Stories, Unseen Landscapes

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Opening on 17th June at Gallery 7 – Pie Factory, 7 Broad St, Margate CT9 1EW; River Stories, Unseen Landscapes is an exhibition by London-based artist Mandy Williams. Work on display will be taken from her Riverbed Stories photographs and video which document the riverbeds beside the industrial areas of Erith, South London and Dartford, Kent, and show the environmental damage to these places of natural beauty. Williams will also be showing for the first time some photographs from Unseen Landscapes, which use Google StreetView as a starting point to create somewhere otherworldly.

Opening on 17th June at Gallery 7 – Pie Factory, 7 Broad St, Margate CT9 1EW; River Stories, Unseen Landscapes is an exhibition by London-based artist Mandy Williams. Work on display will be taken from her Riverbed Stories photographs and video which document the riverbeds...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Nikon UK Announces New Ambassadors

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Nikon UK has announced the appointment of two new photographers to its Ambassador line-up, Richard Peters and Helen Sloan. Introduced in 2013 Richard Peters is an award winning wildlife photographer with a wealth of experience in his field, whilstHelen Sloan is a film and TV stills photographer who works on the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.to celebrate class-leading photographers working in specific fields of photography, the Nikon Ambassador initiative aims to inspire people to pick up their camera and reach their creative potential. Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager, at Nikon UK says: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Peters and Helen Sloan to our Ambassador scheme. Since the launch of the Ambassador scheme in 2013 we have seen some amazing talent in our line-up and it continues to go from strength to strength. Through the ambassadors we are able to engage with our customers but most importantly, encourage enthusiasts to take a step up with their photography.”

Nikon UK has announced the appointment of two new photographers to its Ambassador line-up, Richard Peters and Helen Sloan. Introduced in 2013 Richard Peters is an award winning wildlife photographer with a wealth of experience in his field, whilstHelen Sloan is a film and TV stills photographer who...

BJP Breakthrough 2016 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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The British Journal of Photography has revealed the winners of BJP Breakthrough 2016, its annual search for the world's best student and graduate photographers. This year's Graduate Series award went to the Belfast School of Art graduate Jan McCullough for her series Home Instruction Manual, while the Graduate Single Image award went to the UK-based Polish photographer Piotr Karpinski for his image titled Woman in the Church No.1. Sicilian photographer Simone Sapienza won the Undergraduate Series award for his Vietnam-based project Charlie surfs on Lotus Flowers, while Irish photographer Daragh Soden won the Undergraduate Single Image award for an image from his series Young Dubliners. The winning work will be exhibited at BJP's dedicated space at Free Range, the UK's largest creative graduate showcase from Friday, 24th June - Monday, 4th July 2016.

The British Journal of Photography has revealed the winners of BJP Breakthrough 2016, its annual search for the world's best student and graduate photographers. This year's Graduate Series award went to the Belfast School of Art graduate Jan McCullough for her series Home Instruction...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Into the Woods

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Into the Woods, a new exhibition by young British photographer Ellie Davies will showcase her new work from the series 'Half Light', alongside her earlier bodies of work. In 'Half Light,' Davies adds a new element – water – a dark, still river, bordered by colourful, textured riverbanks rich with vegetation. The murky water dissects each image creating a false horizon, separating the viewer from the twilight forest beyond and allowing the land to be considered from a distance. ‘Growing up in the New Forest in the south of England, I spent my childhood exploring and playing in the woods with my twin sister. In Half Light, I consider my relationship with these places, my ongoing attempt to reconnect with the wilder landscapes of my youth and to discover if those remembered and imagined places can be found and captured again.’ In addition to 'Half Light', Into The Woods will include previous bodies of work in Davies’s woodland series’ including 'Stars', 'Between The Trees', 'Islands', 'Come With Me' and 'The Gloaming'. Ellie Davies: Into The Woods will run from 21st July to 20th August 2016 at the Crane Kalman Gallery, 178 Brompton Road, London SW1 1HQ.

Into the Woods, a new exhibition by young British photographer Ellie Davies will showcase her new work from the series 'Half Light', alongside her earlier bodies of work. In 'Half Light,' Davies adds a new element – water – a dark, still river, bordered by colourful, textured riverbanks...

Monday, May 23, 2016

Graduate Photographers Award 2016 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Ten recently graduated photographers have been announced as the winners of the Graduate Photographers Award 2016. The award provides a new opportunity for photographers, acknowledging the best emerging practitioners providing them with exposure to both a public and highly professional audience. The ten winners include Nicholas Constant, Emma Gruner, Tom Heatley, Sean Padraic Birnie, Sara Sandri, Vincenzo Sassu, Charan Singh, Erin Solomons, Peter Watkins and Feiyi Wen. Each winning photographer has won mentoring from a Magnum photographer, a portfolio review event with the nomination panel and a slideshow of their work at Photo London.

Ten recently graduated photographers have been announced as the winners of the Graduate Photographers Award 2016. The award provides a new opportunity for photographers, acknowledging the best emerging practitioners providing them with exposure to both a public and highly professional audience. The ten winners include Nicholas Constant, Emma Gruner, Tom Heatley,...

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Lightroom Workflow which Works for the Pros

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers, Software
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X-Rite Coloratti Kevin Mullins will host a free webinar guiding you through how you can create an Adobe Lightroom workflow which works for professionals. "If Lightroom is your chosen imaging application, having a robust workflow should be important, whoever you are," Kevin says. "This webinar will give you a thorough understanding of the application from importing, through to using smart collections to help editing, colour correction and monochrome work." Taking place on Thursday, 19th May from 5:30pm, the one-hour webinar is free to attend but advance registration is required.

X-Rite Coloratti Kevin Mullins will host a free webinar guiding you through how you can create an Adobe Lightroom workflow which works for professionals. "If Lightroom is your chosen imaging application, having a robust workflow should be important, whoever you are," Kevin says. "This webinar will give you a thorough...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Leica Partners with Photo London 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Leica has become an Official Partner of the second Photo London fair, which takes place from 19-22 May 2016 at Somerset House. As part of this special collaboration, which sees Leica partnering with Photo London for the first time, the company will present an outstanding body of international photography entitled ‘Alex Webb: Selections’, which incorporates a collection of powerful, intense colour street photographs by the renowned Magnum photographer. ‘Selections’ represents an assembly of some of Webb’s most notable and celebrated work, captured around the world on Leica M series cameras. The exhibition will take place in the Navy Board Room at Somerset House. Alex Webb commented, “This work comes out of the singular obsession that I have had in my photographic life — working in intense vibrant colour, largely in the tropics. I am excited that this collection of images will be presented at Photo London, in conjunction with Leica.”

Leica has become an Official Partner of the second Photo London fair, which takes place from 19-22 May 2016 at Somerset House. As part of this special collaboration, which sees Leica partnering with Photo London for the first time, the company will present an outstanding body of international photography entitled &lsquo...

Mitchell Kanashkevich Joins Lumix Ambassador Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Documentary and travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich has joined the Panasonic Lumix Ambassador programme. Mitchell describes himself as 'a tirelessly curious world wanderer and a travel/documentary photographer.' whose main interest is in people, "I’m especially fascinated by surviving, evolving ancient traditions. People working in unique, challenging conditions and those who live in close bond with nature. The stories I’m drawn to are generally those that I come across on the road, by chance. They’re outside of what the mass media generally shows us about our planet. I want my images to provide just a tiny bit of a window into those worlds, those lives which don’t get much, if any coverage." Along with his fellow ambassadors Mitchell will be helping to inspire avid photographers and videographers to benefit from all the functions and features of Panasonic’s Lumix range of cameras.

Documentary and travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich has joined the Panasonic Lumix Ambassador programme. Mitchell describes himself as 'a tirelessly curious world wanderer and a travel/documentary photographer.' whose main interest is in people, "I’m especially fascinated by surviving, evolving ancient traditions. People working in unique, challenging conditions...

Monday, April 25, 2016

International Photographers’ Talks to Return for Another Year

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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The Guernsey Photography Festival is launching a second series of photographers’ talks following the success of its 2015 series. Thee talks will feature acclaimed international photographers and will form part of the festival’s ongoing cultural and educational programme. The festival is also collaborating for the first time with the Digital Greenhouse in Guernsey and the Jersey Arts Centre to enable the photographers to speak in both islands. The programme opens on Wednesday 25 May in Guernsey and Thursday 26 May in Jersey with Sian Davey, whose work about her down-syndrome daughter ‘Looking for Alice’, won widespread critical acclaim last year. The other photographers scheduled to talk are: Jack Latham on Wednesday 6 July in Guernsey and Thursday 7 July in Jersey who will present his fascinating work ‘The Sugar Paper Theories’ which traces an infamous true crime case in Iceland. On Wednesday 12 October in Guernsey and Thursday 13 October in Jersey, Guillaume Bresson will talk about ‘Fukushima No-Go Zone’, an ongoing collaborative project with Venezuelan photographer Carlos Ayesta about the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Finally, on Wednesday 23 November in Guernsey and Thursday 24 November in Jersey, Norwegian photographer Helge Skodvin will discuss his acclaimed project ‘A Moveable Beast’.

The Guernsey Photography Festival is launching a second series of photographers’ talks following the success of its 2015 series. Thee talks will feature acclaimed international photographers and will form part of the festival’s ongoing cultural and educational programme. The festival is also collaborating for the first time with...

Tim Hetherington Trust / World Press Photo Foundation Fellowship

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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The World Press Photo Foundation and the Tim Hetherington Trust are launching a new fellowship, starting in 2016. The renewed cooperation, instead of providing funds for an individual project, will offer new ways of supporting photographers so we can expand Tim Hetherington's legacy in new and creative directions. The selected fellow will receive an award of €5000, to be provided equally by the Tim Hetherington Trust and the World Press Photo Foundation and its partners. The fellows from each year will become part of the network and will play a role in selecting new fellows. The aim is to grow and strengthen a network of multiple skills that provides on-going support. The inaugural fellowship  has been awarded to Nana Kofi Acquah, to develop his project about gender/women in Africa.

The World Press Photo Foundation and the Tim Hetherington Trust are launching a new fellowship, starting in 2016. The renewed cooperation, instead of providing funds for an individual project, will offer new ways of supporting photographers so we can expand Tim Hetherington's legacy in new and creative directions. The selected...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New Nikon Ambassadors

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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Nikon have announced the addition of four new photographers to their ambassador programme. The newest additions include wildlife photographer Joel Sartore (pictured), celebrity and portrait photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice and commercial and portrait photographer Joey Terrill. “Nearly three years after the foundation of the programme, Nikon Ambassadors have worked to educate and empower photographers while continuing to celebrate their passion and love for photography through the power of visual storytelling,” said Mike Corrado, NPS Manager, pro relations and product marketing, Nikon. “These new additions all define what it takes to be considered one of Nikon’s most elite photographers, with unparalleled commitment to both their craft and the imaging industry.”

Nikon have announced the addition of four new photographers to their ambassador programme. The newest additions include wildlife photographer Joel Sartore (pictured), celebrity and portrait photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice and commercial and portrait photographer Joey Terrill. “Nearly three years after the foundation of the...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

80 at 80

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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80 at 80 is an exhibition of 80 portraits by Olympus Visionary John Nassari. Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Olympus cameras, the photos give a glimpse inside one of London's most celebrated 5-star hotels. Shot on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, the photographs will be exhibited for the first time on 15 April 2016 in the Ballroom of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park at an exclusive invite-only, one-night showing; before travelling to the Art Bermondsey Project Space for public view from 3-7 May 2016. The exhibition is free to view and will be open 11am to 6pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday 11am to 4pm.

80 at 80 is an exhibition of 80 portraits by Olympus Visionary John Nassari. Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Olympus cameras, the photos give a glimpse inside one of London's most celebrated 5-star hotels. Shot on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, the photographs will be exhibited for the first time on 15...

Monday, February 8, 2016

Peter Marlow to Exhibit at Coventry Cathedral

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Peter Marlow’s photographs depicting all 42 of the cathedrals of the Church of England are to be exhibited inside The Chapel of Christ the Servant at Coventry Cathedral. This is the first time that the Magnum photographer's work has been displayed in one of the spaces featured in the series, and the first time the project has been exhibited outside of London. Marlow developed the strategy of shooting a majority of the cathedrals from the same position: looking east towards the altar as the natural light of dawn broke through the main window. This viewpoint and lighting adds depth to the visual experience of the building, and the discipline of this strict approach allowed the power of the spaces to unfold in the dark. Each cathedral was shot on large format film, bringing into sharp relief the splendour of the architecture, regardless of the style. The exhibition opens on 29 April and runs through 5 September 2016.

Peter Marlow’s photographs depicting all 42 of the cathedrals of the Church of England are to be exhibited inside The Chapel of Christ the Servant at Coventry Cathedral. This is the first time that the Magnum photographer's work has been displayed in one of the spaces featured in...

Nikon Announce Speaker Schedule at The Photography Show

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Nikon UK today announced their speaker line-up at The Photography Show, an exhibition dedicated to photography and open to all, from 19th to 22nd March 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. Central to the Nikon stand will be the Nikon School stage, where a host of prominent photographers will be giving talks, including Nikon UK Ambassadors, Kate Hopewell-Smith, David Yarrow, Bob Martin and Leon Neal. The stand will also play host to speakers including Game of Thrones stills photographer, Helen Sloan and wildlife photographer Richard Peters. Visitors to the Nikon booth will be able to get their hands on the recently launched D5 and D500 dSLRs, as well as a range of Nikkor lenses and Coolpix cameras.

Nikon UK today announced their speaker line-up at The Photography Show, an exhibition dedicated to photography and open to all, from 19th to 22nd March 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. Central to the Nikon stand will be the Nikon School stage, where a host of prominent photographers will be giving...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Societies’ Photographer of the Year Awards Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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The Societies have announced the overall winners of their photography competition. Chris Chambers from West Yorkshire was awarded the Photographer of the Year title during the Awards Dinner at the Societies' annual convention. In addition to receiving his trophy Chris also walked away with a Fujifilm XT1 Camera with XF56 1.2 Lens and a fully paid ticket to the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas with a flight and 5 nights accommodation to the value of £3,200.

The Societies have announced the overall winners of their photography competition. Chris Chambers from West Yorkshire was awarded the Photographer of the Year title during the Awards Dinner at the Societies' annual convention. In addition to receiving his trophy Chris also walked away with a Fujifilm XT1 Camera...

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ballads of Shanghai

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Ballads of Shanghai is a solo exhibition by photographer Graham Fink, opening at the Riflemaker gallery in London on 1st February. Over the course of five years, the artist has documented various demolition sites in and around Shanghai - the largest city in the world. The matte and gloss treatment in the series gives each image a painterly quality - shaping the human aspects, stories and ‘ballads’ that pervade these demolition sites. The Riflemaker gallery is located at79 Beak Street, London.

Ballads of Shanghai is a solo exhibition by photographer Graham Fink, opening at the Riflemaker gallery in London on 1st February. Over the course of five years, the artist has documented various demolition sites in and around Shanghai - the largest city in the world. ...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hasselblad Masters Awards 2016 Winners Anounced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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Hasselblad has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Masters Awards. Selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury, the winners include Swee Oh, David Peskens, Roy Rossovich, John Paul Evans, Katerina Belkina, Lars Van De Goor, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova, Georgio Cravero, Jake Reeder and Jake Reeder. The ten winners will be tasked to create a new and unique set of images embracing the theme 'Inspire' (coinciding with Hasselblad's 75th anniversary) for the latest edition of the Hasselblad Masters Commemorative Book.

Hasselblad has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Masters Awards. Selected by a combination of a public vote and a professional Masters Jury, the winners include Swee Oh, David Peskens, Roy Rossovich, John Paul Evans, Katerina Belkina, Lars Van De Goor, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova, Georgio Cravero, Jake Reeder and Jake...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Olympus Announce McGillicuddy Training Academies

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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Olympus Ambassador and Principal Educator Damian McGillicuddy will open four Academies around the UK. The McGillicuddy Training Academies are situated in Gateshead in the North East, Royston in the East, Birmingham in the Midlands and Chester, the flagship Training Academy which is Damian McGillicuddy’s own studio, in the North West. The Academy courses have been created around a practical, hands-on experience, designed for all skill levels and held in a working studio. The courses and workshops cover a range of genres from still life to beauty, traditional portraiture to studio lighting. One of the important aims of the McGillicuddy Academies is to make sure that everything learnt during their workshops can be repeated as soon as photographers get back to their home or studio. To celebrate the launch of the McGillicuddy Training Academies, Olympus will run a special promotion on all new OM-D cameras - £100 off the 'Get to know your OM-D' workshop, now only £49. Promotional vouchers will be included in all OM-D camera boxes, with full terms and conditions.

Olympus Ambassador and Principal Educator Damian McGillicuddy will open four Academies around the UK. The McGillicuddy Training Academies are situated in Gateshead in the North East, Royston in the East, Birmingham in the Midlands and Chester, the flagship Training Academy which is Damian McGillicuddy’s own studio, in...