Bar-Tur Award Winners Announced

July 7, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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Briony Campbell and Sam Ledger have scooped the top prizes in the first annual Bar-Tur Award for new photography talent, taking home £2,000 each. Open to students and graduates of University of the Arts London, the Award challenged entrants to address one of four themes: the environment, identities, lifestyle and communication. The winning works were selected from over 2,000 images by a panel of judges including award-winning international portrait and documentary photographer Platon Antoniou, Tom Hunter, the first photographer to have a solo show at the National Gallery, Aidan Sullivan, Vice President of Photo Assignments at Getty Images, Caroline Metcalfe, Photography Director at Conde Nast Traveller and Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach at Dreamworks.

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Winners of first Bar-Tur Award announced

Prize recognises power of photography

Briony Campbell and Sam Ledger have scooped the top prizes in the first annual Bar-Tur Award for new photography talent, taking home £2,000 each. The Award aims to recognise the immense power photography has to influence the way we engage with the world and has been developed thanks to London College of Communication alumnus Amnon Bar-Tur. The prize is established in memory of Ann Lesley Bar-Tur (1947-1984), a talented British artist and alumna of Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Open to students and graduates of University of the Arts London, entrants were challenged to address one of four themes: the environment, identities, lifestyle and communication. London College of Fashion student Sam Ledger took the overall student prize for his ethereal black and white image 7982619518114.0 while Camberwell College of Arts graduate Briony Campbell took home the top alumni prize for Eating Dad’s Dinner. The image, from a project she began after her dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer, records her relationship with her dad during his last six months. She says:

“This is the story of an ending without an ending. This is a relationship I’m still exploring. This is my attempt to say goodbye to my dad with the help of my camera. The response to The Dad Project has been overwhelming. By opening conversations we are trained to avoid, it has provoked people to explore their relationships. The project has given me a new reverence for the communicative powers of photography. Through these images my dad still communicates with strangers all over the world.”

The winning works were selected from over 2,000 images by a panel of judges including award winning international portrait and documentary photographer Platon Antoniou, Tom Hunter, the first photographer to have a solo show at the National Gallery, Aidan Sullivan, Vice President of Photo Assignments at Getty Images, Caroline Metcalfe, Photography Director at Conde Nast Traveller and Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach at Dreamworks. Prizes ranging from £500 to £2,000 were awarded to students and alumni in each of the four categories, with additional prizes of £2,000 for an overall student and alumni winner. The 30 best entries will feature in a touring exhibition.

Established to showcase a diverse range of approaches to photography, the prize is open to students and alumni of any discipline of University of the Arts London, made up of Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.

For more information visit http://www.barturaward.com


Photo credit: Briony Campbell - Eating Dad’s Dinner



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