Eyewitness Photography Competition

July 13, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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Timed to coincide with the exhibition, Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century, Metro has announced the opening of submissions for the Eyewitness abstract, fashion, portrait and street photography competition. Each category is based upon an individual photographer from the Royal Academy’s exhibition: Brassaï for his classic portraits, Capa for street photography, Moholy-Nagy for abstract photography, and Pécsi and Munkácsi for fashion photography. The competition will be judged by leading figures in the fields of photography and journalism: Colin Ford CBE – Curator of Eyewitness exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Jon Levy – Editor of Foto8, Steve Macleod – Creative Director of Metro Imaging and Laurence Earle - Executive Editor of the Independent on Sunday. The closing date for entries is 26th August. The overall and category winners will be announced 9th September.

Website: Eyewitness Photography Competition

Metro Press Release

Eyewitness Photography Competition

Entries Open: 8th Jul
Entries Close: 26th Aug
Winner Announcement: 9th Sept

Entries now open for online photography competition launched by Metro Imaging in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts.

Metro is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for the new Eyewitness Photography Competition, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts. The competition, hosted by Metro, will coincide with the Royal Academy’s exhibition: Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century – Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi as well as the launch of Metro’s new online printing service: METROPRINT.

The Eyewitness Photography Competition is designed to encourage budding photographers to upload and share their images based on four separate categories: Street, Portrait, Fashion and Abstract photography. Each category is based upon an individual photographer from the Royal Academy’s exhibition: Brassaï for his classic portraits, Capa for street photography, Moholy-Nagy for abstract photography, and Pécsi and Munkácsi for fashion photography.

Entries opened on 8th July. To enter the competition visit http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/eyewitnesscomp. The closing date for entries is 26th August.

The competition will be judged by leading figures in the fields of Photography and Journalism: Colin Ford CBE – Curator of Eyewitness exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Jon Levy – Editor of Foto8, Steve Macleod – Creative Director of Metro Imaging and Laurence Earle - Executive Editor of the Independent on Sunday. The overall and category winners will be announced 9th September.

The winning image will be published in The Independent on Sunday’s New Review magazine, together with the Independent, British Journal of Photography and Royal Academy of Arts websites. The winner will also receive a Supersized photographic print of their winning image from METROPRINT, a £250 voucher from Calumet, and the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1. Category winners will receive a portfolio of 12 genuine black and white resin coated or colour C Type photographic prints, courtesy of METROPRINT and an Olympus SZ-30MR.

Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century - Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi opened on 30 June 2011 and runs until 2nd October 2011. The exhibition showcases over 200 photographs from 1914-1989, revealing how these world-renowned photographers were at the forefront of stylistic developments.

Category Information

Abstract
László Moholy-Nagy represents the Abstract category of the competition. Moholy-Nagy was a pioneer of photograms, photomontage and visual theory, using unconventional perspectives and bold tonal contrasts to create camera-less images and develop experimental techniques.

Portrait
Representing the Portrait category is Brassaï whose stunning photographs of sights, streets and people bring vividly to life the nocturnal characters and potent atmosphere of the city at night.

Street
Often referred to as the ‘greatest war photographer’, Robert Capa represents the Street category. Capa documented the Spanish Civil War, the D-Day landings and other events of World War II and in 1947 co- founded Magnum Photos with Henri Cartier-Bresson and George Rodger.

Fashion
Martin Munkácsi and József Pécsi represent the Fashion category. Pécsi’s nude studio portraits from the 1920s amalgamated the elements of new objectivity and still life with avant-garde nudes. Munkácsi revolutionised fashion photography by liberating it from the studio. Taking photographs of models and celebrities outdoors, he invested his photographs with a dynamism and vitality that became his hallmark.



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