Redeye Launches Bursary Prize with Rob Sara

January 16, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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Redeye, a photography network based in Manchester, is launching an annual bursary with leading professional photographic printer Rob Sara. The bursary will involve two days of directed hand printing to produce a series of images for a photographer’s portfolio. To enter, applicants must be Redeye members. They will be judged on a body of work that can be uploaded on the members’ portfolio page of the Redeye website or send in a maximum of six printed images. This should be accompanied by a paragraph explaining why they wish to take part, what they hope to gain from the bursary, a summary of experience to date and any words supporting the images. The deadline is 20th February. For details, visit the website below.

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Redeye, the photography network launches bursary prize with Rob Sara for rising print star

Redeye, the photography network based in Manchester is launching an annual bursary with leading professional photographic printer Rob Sara.

Sara has worked with some of Britains most inspiring photographers, including Hannah Starkey, Trish Morrissey, David Moore, Ewen Spencer and Nick Meek to name a few. He previously ran the printing services at Rapid Eye in Shoreditch before setting up a studio in Cumbria in 2007. He is dedicated to analogue work and continues to print the work of Stephen Gill and recent clients have included Simon Roberts and Bertien Van Manen.

The bursary will involve two days of directed hand printing to produce a series of images for a photographers portfolio to the value of up to 750 with an overnight stay. The bursary is purely for work shot on colour negative. Whilst work can be from your negative archive, the bursary is aimed at encouraging new work and is expected to be images that has never been realised before.

Rob Sara said: The Printing Bursary offered is intended to encourage the production of previously unseen personal photographic projects. Hopefully it will help creative ideas to be realised and shown to a wider audience. This collaboration between photographer and printer, aims to highlight that the craft and context of analogue printing is meaningful and relevant. For me, the photographic hand print is still one of the finest mediums through which photographers can exhibit their work. Traditional prints have a contrasting role to play against technology these days. The more diversity in photography the better!

To enter the bursary award, applicants must be Redeye members. They will be judged on a body of work that can be uploaded on the members portfolio page of the Redeye website or send in a maximum of six printed images, maximum size A4, unmounted. This should be accompanied by a paragraph explaining why they wish to take part, what they hope to gain from the bursary, a summary of experience to date and any words supporting the images. The maximum combined length of this text is 400 words and it should fill no more than one side of A4. The deadline is February 20. Please see http://www.redeye.org.uk for details.

The judges will be Rob Sara, photographer David Moore, book publisher Dewi Lewis and Petra van den Houten from Redeye.

Petra van den Houten from Redeye said: We are thrilled to be working with Rob Sara. To be able to offer a bursary of this nature to an upcoming photographer is a real coup. We are looking forward to seeing all the work and making our decision.

Finalists work will be exhibited at Hothouse a Redeye showcase and networking day in Manchester on March 10 where the winner will be announced. The event will be held at The Hive in Manchester. Throughout the day there will be short presentations by photographers and displays of portfolios and artists books. Following the announcement of the winner there will be an informal drinks reception.



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