Category: Photographers

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...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Leica exhibits “London Life” at Leica Store City Gallery

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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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.

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...

Friday, November 13, 2015

Theprintspace PhotoVoice Awards Winner Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Events, Photographers
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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.

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...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Epson International Pano Awards 2015 Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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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.

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...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Canon Expands “Explorers of Light” Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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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.

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...

Friday, September 11, 2015

Magnum Photos Professional Practice Workshop

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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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.

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...

Friday, September 4, 2015

Panasonic Launches Lumix Ambassador Programme

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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.

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 Reveal Past Decade’s Most Iconic Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Photographers
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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.

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,...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Emily Soto: Petzval Portraits | Bloom

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Lenses, Photographers
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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.

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...

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ricoh Welcome Brett Harkness As their Latest Ambassador

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers

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.

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...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Magnum Presents Harry Gruyaert’s First Solo UK Exhibition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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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.

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...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Don McCullin Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Bath Spa University

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers
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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.”

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...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Douglas Kirkland: A Life In Pictures

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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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.

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...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Calumet Student Award: Finalists Exhibition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Photographers
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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.

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...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Photocrati Fund Winner Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers

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.

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...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Magnum Editing & Zine Making Masterclass

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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From 1-3 August 2015, the Magnum Print Room will host a three-day Editing & Zine Making Masterclass led by acclaimed contemporary photographer Moises Saman and artist Daria Birang. This workshop is aimed at photographers with completed bodies of work, who require advice on honing editing skills, final image selections, design and layout. Critiques will be conducted both individually and in groups, encouraging confidence building skills and the ability to communicate projects, as well as engaging in peer-to-peer feedback. Each student will come away with 10 printed copies of their zine, printed through a four colour Risograph press. The workshop size is limited to a maximum of 15 students. The course fee is £600.

From 1-3 August 2015, the Magnum Print Room will host a three-day Editing & Zine Making Masterclass led by acclaimed contemporary photographer Moises Saman and artist Daria Birang. This workshop is aimed at photographers with completed bodies of work, who require advice on honing editing skills, final image selections, design and...

Magnum Intensive Documentary Photography Course 2015

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers
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The Magnum Documentary Photography Course: in association with London College of Communication is a three-week course led by award-winning Magnum photographers Mark Power and Stuart Franklin (pictured). During the course, which will be taking place from 7- 27 August 2015, students will become absorbed in the practice and history of documentary photography and Magnum's legacy and contemporary contribution to it. Magnum and LCC will equip students with the historical and contextual framework required to raise critical thinking about documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support. Class time will be supported by evening lectures from LCC staff, guest lecturers and a selection of Magnum photographers. The course fee is £3000.

The Magnum Documentary Photography Course: in association with London College of Communication is a three-week course led by award-winning Magnum photographers Mark Power and Stuart Franklin (pictured). During the course, which will be taking place from 7- 27 August 2015, students will become absorbed in the practice and history of...