Terry O'Neill Award Winners Unveiled

January 21, 2015 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | Comment |

The winners of the 2014 Terry O’Neill Award have been revealed. The overall winner is Giorgio Bianchi from Italy, who convinced the jury with his series "Behind Kiev's Barricades." The runners-up are Miguel Angel Sanchez and Javier Arcenillas from Spain. An exhibition of the winning and shortlisted entries is on display until 1 February 2015 in theStrand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP

Press Release

The Terry O’Neill Award in partnership with The Guardian announced the winners of the 2014 Award at The Strand Gallery, John Adams Street, London

Overall Winner: £3000 and Guardian commission

Giorgio Bianchi, Behind Kiev's Barricades  (Italy)

First Runner-up: £2000

Miguel Angel Sanchez, Gaza/ The Box (Spain)

Second Runner-up: £1000

Javier Arcenillas, Aloitadores (Spain)

Mobile Device Winner: £500

Rob Pearson-Wright, Universal Language (UK)

An exhibition of the winning and shortlisted entries will be on display for 10 days

Tuesday 20 January – Sunday 1st February 2015

The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP

Free Entry

Highly Recommended

Ray Collins, Pacifica (Australia)

Stuart Fisher, Fruit where it Shouldn't Be (UK)

Tuba Korhan, A Digital Approach to Rorschach (Turkey)

Sergey Ponomarev, Operation Gaza - Broken hopes, broken dreams (Russia)

Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Maidan – Portraits from the Black Square (UK/Sweden)

Luca Venturi, Peaceful and Cloudy Winter Days (Italy)

Christian Werner, Quo Vadis/Black Death? (Germany)

Michael Zumstein, Terror and Tears in the Central African Republic (Switzerland)

Sarah Gilbert, Picture Editor, Guardian Features, and Chair of the judges says:

Giorgio Bianchi’s winning series has everything you could ask for: The big perspective, close intimate moments, and a visual narrative that captures the emotions, exhaustion and the physical chaos of fighting, dying and surviving on the frontline.

Terry O’Neill says:

Giorgio’s work is amazing. It’s world-class and I think he is going to go on to do even greater things in the future. This year the Award attracted the highest quality entries in the nine years since it was established. Judging this year was the toughest yet but immensely rewarding and exciting.

We are delighted to be partnering with The Guardian – the go-to place for photography - and reaching out to its 100 million monthly browsers online every month. I think we can expect the quality of entries to get stronger and the job of judging even more difficult. But that’s a challenge I know all the judges will relish and enjoy.

Giorgio Bianchi, the Overall Winners says:

Every photographer’s dream is to have his or her work noticed and respected. I love the work of Terry O’Neill - he is a master. To meet him and spend time with him talking about my work was a lot of fun, and an honour.

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