Monday, February 8, 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 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.
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.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
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.
Monday, January 18, 2016
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.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Leica Camera is hosting an exhibition of street photography by Colin O’Brien at its new gallery space above the Leica Store City at 18 The Royal Exchange, London. The photographs, which have been selected from O’Brien’s award-winning ‘London Life’ project, were taken over several decades on his Leica rangefinder cameras. The collection will be available to view at Leica Store City until 29 January 2016, and Colin will also be holding an illustrated lecture at the gallery on Thursday 3 December. Colin will talk through the photographs he shot on his Leica camera and the stories behind them. Attendees at the event will receive a copy of Colin's famous Clerkenwell Car Crash poster. There will also be the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the publication, London Life.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Roland Ramanan has been unveiled as the winner of this quarter's theprintspace PhotoVoice Awards. Roland has won a £250 print credit to use at theprintspace, participation in a group exhibition and a feature in PhotoVoice’s quarterly publication for his project Gillett Square. Focused on a vulnerable group of people in a corner of East London that is undergoing rapid change, this project has been ongoing since 2012. Roland's pictures attempt to create an encounter with the viewer that shows them in different lights and raises questions. Roland and the shortlisted artists ‐ Jacek Obloj, Laura Marques, Elisabeth Blanchet, Camille Mack and Piotr Karpinski ‐ have their work up in a group exhibition showcasing their photography. The exhibition takes place at theprintspace Gallery (74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL) and will continue until Monday 16th November. Admission is free.
Monday, October 26, 2015
The winners of the sixth Epson International Pano Awards have been announced. The overall winner of the 2015 Open competition is Max Rive from the Netherlands and his six-shot stitched panorama, 'The Ice Prison' (above). The Epson Digital Art Prize went to Darren Moore from the United Kingdom. This award is new to the competition and aims to reward excellence in modern digital post-processing. The overall winner of the 2015 Amateur competition is Mateusz Piesiak, whilst the new Jeff Mitchum Fine Art Prize has been awarded to Carlos F. Turienzo for his image, 'Lighting the Way.' The winner of the VR/360 competition this year is Russian photographer Dmitry Moiseenko, who created a breathtaking interactive aerial image of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its Explorers of Light Ambassador Programme, Canon U.S.A. is welcoming seven new ambassadors, including Lindsay Adler, David Bergman, Jimmy Chin, Charles Glatzer, Joel Grimes, Peter Hurley, and Roberto Valenzuela. These influential talents are constantly advancing their craft and helping to create new ways in which our world is visually captured and shared. The programme brings these creative individuals together to offer their expertise while also acting as a conduit of communication between Canon and various developing imaging markets, the company says. “Our world is constantly changing, and Canon prides itself on being at the forefront of change. For 20 years the Explorers of Light programme has enabled us to align with amazing professional photographers that educate and inspire, and now these new luminaries will help us to engage in meaningful two-way communication with exciting and emerging imaging markets,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The next Magnum Professional Practice event will be held from 3 - 4 October 2015 in the Magnum Print Room in London. In this two day event, leading figures of the photographic industry will deliver presentations and advice on the realities of working in their sectors. Confirmed speakers include Hannah Watson, Hamish Crooks and Neil Wissink. The tuition fee is £200 including lunch.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Panasonic has launched its Lumix Ambassador programme. The first six ambassadors are Jonas Borg, Marco Crupi, Casey Gutteridge, Caroline Roxy, Ferdinand Wolf and Daimo Xanthopoulos. These photographers and cinematographers will host workshops across Europe and have their work, captured on Lumix cameras, displayed at the Panasonic Lumix Ambassador website.
Canon and Getty Images have revealed a series of iconic images which, shot by some of the world's leading photographers using a variety of Canon EOS 5D series cameras, represent defining moments from the past decade. Featured photographers include John Moore, Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, Veronique de Viguerie, Toby Smith, Ed Ou, Marco Di Lauro, Jonathan Torgovnik, Brent Stirton, Laurent Van der Stockt and Dan Kitwood. Click through to see the ten photographs and read about Canon's related "Iconic Images" photography competition.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
NYC-based fashion photographer Emily Soto has shot a series of photographs with the Lomography Petzval lens, which will be on display at the Lomography Gallery Store Soho from 20th August - 10th September. Soto is known for her unique style and professional aptitude and she is one of the top names requested by fashion editors.. Concurrent with her "Petzval Portraits" exhibition, she will discuss her work and experience using the New Petzval Art Lens in her work onThursday 27th August at 6pm. The Lomography Gallery Store Soho is located at 3 Newburgh Street, London, W1F 7RE.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Ricoh has announced that Brett Harkness, one of the UK’s most sought after photographers, has joined the company's ranks as its latest ambassador. Brett is renowned for his original, fun and cutting-edge approach to all that he photographs – making him the ideal partner for Ricoh's flagship Pentax 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera. “I am very much looking forward to pushing the Pentax 645Z to its limits and beyond,” Brett Harkness said. “It is the perfect camera for most applications and allows me to produce images that simply take my breath away. It is easy to handle, with beautiful lenses to match that give me crisp images every time.” With a reputation for tailored, artistic photography, editorial and location portraiture, Brett utilises venue, setting, lighting, colour, mood and scenery in his shoots, which are regularly featured in the media. He has a rare talent for capturing people at their best through his unobtrusive reportage style, mixed with a strong fashion eye.
Friday, July 24, 2015
The first solo UK exhibition of images by Magnum Photographer Harry Gruyaert will open at the Magnum Print Room (63 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS) in September. The exhibition will span Gruyaert’s work from 1972 to 2004, shot in diverse locations including Bosnia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Ireland, Mali, Russia and the US. Also on display will be a small selection of Gruyaert’s photographs from his distorted television images series, shot directly from a broken television screen on which he could manipulate the colours. The four works on show are of the 1972 Munich Olympics and are a parody of the conventions of the current affairs photostory. This body of work was controversial when first exhibited in Paris in 1974, viewed as a disrespectful assault on the culture of television with a radical challenge to the conventions of press photography. Gruyaert himself views these works as the closest thing to journalistic photography he has ever made. On display from 15 September – 31 October 2015, the exhibition is free to attend.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Internationally renowned photojournalist Dan McCullin was awarded an honorary doctorate by Bath Spa University. Recognised for his outstanding contribution to journalism, Don was born in London in 1935 and spent his childhood in the derelict area of Finsbury Park. He left school at 14 and soon after was called up for two years of national service in the Royal Air Force, as an assistant for aerial photography that took him to Africa and the Middle-East. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including his highly-acclaimed autobiography, Unreasonable Behaviour. Commenting on his award, which was presented to him by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Sammells, he said: “I am thrilled to be given this honour as being associated with the City of Bath is particularly moving since the time of my evacuation as a child near here and spending over thirty years living close by.”
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
This Thursday, celebrity photographer Douglas Kirkland will hold a free presentation at the Crest Theatre in Los Angeles, showing images from his career that started in the 1950s. He will speak about the techniques he employs, about the approach to his work and the importance of the relationship he creates with his subjects as well as his continuing involvement with the latest evolving technology. In addition, he will do a short demonstration introducing the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR cameras to the audience. The event is free to attend but you need to sign up in advance.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The inaugural Calumet Photographic Student Photographer of the Year competition has received more than a thousand entries, attracting some of Britain’s best young photographers. Now, the winning and shortlisted images are going on a UK tour, exhibiting in Calumet Photographic shops across the United Kingdom. Edinburgh College student Oliver Henderson’s winning photo will take pride of place in the exhibition. His image of a woman in a red dress under a spotlight on a rooftop, set against an industrial background (above), scooped the title and the £11,000 prize bundle of photographic equipment. His photo will be accompanied by the nine finalist entries from Maria Karpova, University of the Arts London; Sioned Evans, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David; Joe Till, Walsall College; Monty Cholmeley, Oundle School, Katarzyna Janicka-Wojtowicz, Ieva Vaitkuviene, Jolanta Ziarnik, Thomas Craner-Buckley and Jack Visser. The tour has now started at the Bristol store; the exhibition will be in place until Friday 24th July, when it will move to other Calumet stores. Click through / read on for the exact dates and locations.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Photocrati have named Ed Kashi as the 2014-2015 Photocrati Fund Fellow for his work documenting the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease among sugar cane workers in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Called a silent killer, the disease is often not identified until kidney failure is imminent. Research presently indicates harsh working conditions combined with severe heat, dehydration and environmental toxins likely contribute to the rising death toll. With this grant, Kashi plans to further his documentary work in partnership with local NGOs such as La Isla Foundation to raise awareness, and to improve available support for families of suffering sugar cane workers. Second Place goes to documentary and travel photographer, Jacob Maentz for his ongoing work on The Forgotten Ten (Katutubong Filipino Project). Third Place goes to renowned photographer Paula Bronstein for her ongoing work The Forgotten Frontline: Women in Afghanistan. Fourth Place goest to humanitarian photographer Anna Boyaizis for her project, Second Wave, which covers the Jane Goodall Institute’s innovative peer education programme in Uganda. This important programme focuses on improving girls’ lives through education and support for HIV prevention, feminine hygiene and reproductive health issues.