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Andrea Gjestvang wins L’Iris d’Or at Sony world photography awards

Norwegian photographer, 32, holds off competition with poignant portraits of Anders Behring Breivik massacre survivors we read in The Guardian by Sean O’Hagen

Andrea Gjestvang has won the L’Iris d’Or at the 2013 Sony world photography awards.

The 32-year-old Norwegian photographer beat over 62,000 competitors from 170 countries in the professional competition with One Day in History, her poignant series of portraits of the young survivors of the massacre on the Norwegian island of Utøya on 22 July 2011.

On that day, 69 young people who were attending a summer camp organised by the ruling Norwegian Labour party were killed by a lone gunman, Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old rightwing extremist. Around 500 young people survived the massacre.

The series was commended by the judges for its “dignity and beauty” and described as “a quiet, thoughtful and ultimately powerful voice for the children and survivors of the massacre in Norway

World Photography Awards

A picture from Andrea Gjestvang’s One Day in History, L’Iris d’Or winner at the Sony world photography awards 2013. Click to enlarge. Photo: Andrea Gjestvang/Momen

World Photography Awards

Adam Pretty, Australia
Category: Professional/Sport
Melissa Wu of Australia practices during a diving training session ahead of the London Olympic Games on 25 July 2012

World Photography Awards

Alice Caputo, Italy
Category: Professional/Lifestyle
Series: Summer Family
The images show the photographer’s family on a seaside holiday in Liguria in the summer of 2012

World Photography Awards

Klaus Thymann, Denmark
Category: Professional/Fashion and Beauty
Series: i-D Iceland
This shot was taken on the slowly moving edges of a glacier

See more images and read the Guardian article here

Photo Art Fair 2013//London//

Photo fairs are always good places to go and see and perhaps buy work by emerging and established photographers

Skins & Punks

Skins & Punks by Gavin Watson – pure legend – he’s so in with his subject, it’s like being there.

*Photo Art Fair, 3-6 May, Victoria House (where the Vauxhall Fashion Scout shows are in Fashion Week), London…Photo Art Fairs are industry pow-wows – they happen all over the world like film festivals, offering meet n greets with agents, buyers, sellers…London’s just got its first – defo going back next year…great place to collect beautiful, future classics.

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Photography Graduate Summer Shows 2013

Seeing graduates work is often extremely valuable as it can show where the industry is going. Images created by artist photographers with access to equipment, knowledge and support but without the commercial concerns of working photographers can produce truly ground breaking work.

Photofusion is a great supporter of emerging artists, and have always enjoyed seeing the new and exciting selection of work by graduates in the local university degree shows. Therefore, we have compiled a list of upcoming Photography Graduate Summer degree shows that we think will definitely be worth a visit.

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Arts University Bournemouth: Higher Education Show

Dates: 21 – 30 June (closed Sunday)

Location: Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5HH

More info: http://bit.ly/10iAu5M

University of Brighton – Faculty of the Arts Graduate Show

Dates: Saturday 1 June – Wednesday 12 June | PV: Friday 31 May (invite only)

Location: Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY

More info: http://bit.ly/15kCnUo

Camberwell College of Arts, featuring BA Photography

Dates: 15– 22 June 2013 | PV: Monday 17 June (invite only)

Location: Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road, London SE5 8UF

More info: http://bit.ly/12VdWd1

Central St Martins: Show 1, featuring MA Photography

Dates: Saturday 25 – Monday 27 May | PV: Friday 24 May (invite only)

Location: Central Saint Martins, The Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AA

More info: http://bit.ly/15pDxBQ

Kingston University: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture show

Dates: 16 – 21 June | PV: Saturday 15 June, 1 – 7pm

Location: Kingston University, Knights Park Campus, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ

More info: http://bit.ly/lCasVb

London College of Communication

MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography Degree show

Dates: Monday 13 – Friday 17 May 2013 | PV: Wednesday 15 May 2013, 6-9pm

Summer Show 1, featuring BA Photography

Dates: Saturday 1 June – Wednesday 5 June 2013 | PV: Monday 3 June 2013

Location: LCC, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB

More info: http://bit.ly/KEcHYi

Portsmouth University, featuring BA Photography “Show 2013″

Dates: 14 – 18 June 2013, 12 – 7pm | PV: Thursday 13 June, 7 -10pm

Location: Candid Art Gallery, 5 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ

More info: http://bit.ly/10q6iGJ

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show

Dates: 20 – 30 June, 12 – 8pm (closed 28 June)

Location: Royal College of Art, Howie Street, London, SW11 4AY

More info: http://bit.ly/15pHJSk

Free Range: Graduate Summer Shows

Featuring work from universities including: Westminster / Roehampton / Edinburgh Napier / Nottingham Trent / UCA Farnham / De Montford / Falmouth / Lancashire / Derby and many more

Dates: 29th May – 15th July

Location: The Old Truman Brewery, 91 – 95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

More info: http://bit.ly/13i1Hee

 

THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL Print Competition

EXHIBIT YOUR WORK IN THE WORLD’S LONGEST RUNNING PRINT EXHIBITION

The Society invites professional, student and amateur photographers worldwide to submit their work. This year, for the first time in its history, we are inviting digital entries alongside print entries.  Both will be considered equally and the final exhibition will be displayed as prints, with online entries being printed professionally by Redcliffe Imaging Ltd.  All entrants will receive a copy of the exhibition catalogue.

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Entry is open to everyone (RPS members and non-members) until 17 May 2013.  Entrants can submit up to 4 images online or as prints, into one of two groups;

Over 30’s
Under 30’s*

All styles of photography will be considered including documentary, fashion, fine art, photojournalism, travel, portraiture and nature. Each image submitted will be judged as a single, stand-alone image so you can enter a varied selection of work. 100 images will be selected for the printed touring exhibition, including the three award winners!
Guide to entry:

Step 1: Decide whether you want to submit prints or digital entries (you cannot enter both)
Step 2: Read the Digital Advice / Print Advice page
Step 3: Read the FAQs page for common questions
Step 4: Submit payment AFTER you have added your digital images OR complete payment and send with an Entry Form and prints. See Payment Advice for more information.

Entry Cost for up to 4 Images:

All entrants will receive a printed copy of the exhibition catalogue in July/August 2013:

RPS Member – £15 per person
Non Member – £20 per person
Entry for Under 30’s* – £10 per person
* entrants will need to be under 30 on the closing date, 17 May 2013

The Exhibition showcases a wide range of genres and styles of photography, with cutting-edge prints being shown alongside traditional work – from the artistic to documentary, from portraiture to natural history.

Having a print selected for the touring exhibition offers great exposure for photographers just starting out in their careers as well as professionals and gives enthusiasts well deserved recognition. Previous selected International Print Exhibition photographers have included Simon Roberts FRPSLaura Pannack and Julia Fullerton-Batten. The exhibition will tour for nearly a year from July 2013.

Subscription only Photoshop

It has been a while now since professional users of Adobe products, which include Photoshop, have had the opportunity to pay a subscription and have all of the products available on line. This means that  applications are downloaded onto your computer but need to be authorised regularly (my words) as such and that the new versions and updates have been instantly available. Sounds good? Well yes if having the most up to date version of software is important to you but for those who like to buy software, own it, install it and decide if they want to upgrade it then perhaps no. Until this point it has been possible to use much older versions of Photoshop as long as they were compatible with your operating system (OS). I found that when I upgraded my OS so that I could install Lightroom 4 I could no longer use Photoshop CS2 which I was happy with.

This extended article on Photo.net explains more about this process and I am sure you have worked out that Adobe are doing this for their benefit not yours. Not having software you can buy means you pay, and you pay and you pay, every month or year as you prefer but pay you will. Maybe this is the way of things to come and all software will be this way in the future, somehow hosted in the cloud and ready for you when ever and where ever you want it……hmmm. I only want it on my desk computer in my office and I don’t need the latest versions all the time.

How does it work?

You need to download and install the apps on your computer and that’s where the software lives. Your current version of Photoshop, or other CS applications, do not have to be uninstalled; they’ll continue to work even with CC software on the same computer (there have been some issues with CS6 reverting to a trial version after the CC install but Adobe should have fixed that issue by now). And, you do not have to be online for CC to work…….

Pricing

The best Creative Cloud pricing is based on an annual subscription. You’ll pay more for month-to-month leasing of the software. Prices also depend on how many applications you want to access, whether you choose an individual or teammembership or are a student or teacher.

Adobe is currently offering special promotional prices for current Creative Suite users. If you have a serial number or have registered your CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6 product (Photoshop or the entire suite, for example), your first year will cost $10 a month with an annual contract. Access to a complete subscription for CS6 users is $20/month for the first year; $30 for CS3 and later….…MORE

What do you think about this, we have been bludgeoned into thinking the cloud is everything and will free us but unlike clouds in the sky this cloud is going to be finding new ways to grab our money.

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