Foto8 2012 Summershow Selection Announced
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159 individual works have been selected for the fifth annual Foto8 Summershow. Entries were received from photographers on every continent, as far afield as Hong Kong to Chile and Russia to Australia, making this a record year with more than 3200 total image submissions. A panel of internationally respected judges will select an image to be Best in Show for which there is a £2,000 prize. This year the Best in Show will be judged on 5th July by acclaimed British photographers Alison Jackson and Simon Roberts, the BBC’s online photography director Phil Coomes, TimeOut’s chief arts critic Ossian Ward and critic and curator Gerry Badger. The Summershow 2012 Exhibition will run from 7th July – 18th August.
Foto8 Press Release
The 2012 Summershow Selection Announced
The fifth annual Summershow at Foto8 has been selected. After an unprecedented volume of entries the selection committee has nominated 159 individual works to form the exhibition at Foto8 Gallery in July. The list of participating photographers is published at http://www.foto8.com/summershow Entries were received from photographers on every continent, as far afield as Hong Kong to Chile and Russia to Australia, making this a record year with more than 3200 total image submissions.
This year’s Summershow will reflect many of the events of the past 12-18 months with the defeat of Gadhafi in Libya, the spread of the global Occupy movement, protests against austerity and the buildup to the Summer Olympics figuring amongst a plethora of personal and public stories shared by photographers. The countdown has begun to the launch of London’s largest annual photography exhibition.
The Summershow photographers have been notified and are sending their framed works to be hung in the spectacular ‘Salon de Photographie’ at Foto8 and judged by five industry professionals to determine the annual Best in Show winner of the £2000 in prize money.
This year the Best in Show will be judged on 5th July by acclaimed British photographers Alison Jackson and Simon Roberts, the BBC’s online photography director Phil Coomes, TimeOut’s chief arts critic Ossian Ward and critic and curator Gerry Badger.
The Best in Show will be announced 6th July at the street party extravaganza event which traditionally launches the Summershow amidst carnival festivities in Honduras Street. Visitors to the gallery during weeks of the exhibition are invited to register their vote for the People’s Choice and challenge the experts view with their personal choice of which photograph is the best.
The Summershow was established in 2008 at Foto8 Gallery as the UK’s only open exhibition of photography, inviting photographers from all walks of life, professional and amateur alike, to share their best work from the preceding year. The central premise for the exhibition continues to be “what makes a good photograph”. The Summershow is an accessible and inclusive public celebration of what’s good in photography.
Dates to remember:
Summershow 2012 Exhibition 7th July – 18th August
4th July Press Preview
5th July Best in Show Judging
6th July Launch Night, announcement of Best in Show