Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Exhibitions and Events of 2011

2011 was rather eventful for me and before the hopefully even more successful 2012 really begins I thought it would be a good idea to make an account of the achievements of the past year.

                                                    Photograph by Christian Sinibaldi for the Guardian

   This photograph was taken in November on the Guardian Student Media Awards were I was runner up in the Student Photographer of the Year category. The prize was given by David Levene and Susanna Reid. For this competition I have entered three photographs from the Sisters of Sclerder series. Here is a quick link to view the whole work

   The South West Graduate Photography Prize 2011 Show opened on the 7th of October in The Create Place in London.  It was a lovely event and was very inspiring to meet all the nominated graduates and to see the amazing works.  As a result Millennium Images have chosen two of my images into their online graduate gallery.
I also have been named as the winner of the award and won a residency with Fotonow.

One of my  photographs (Sister Ann and her jigsaw) was selected into the Foto8 Summer Show in Host Gallery in August. It felt like a great achievement and was great to see my photograph among many great works. Sister Ann has got a really good place at eye level right in the middle of a wall front of the entrance. I really liked the floor to ceiling display and it was interesting to see that in this "chaos" she was still able to reflect her piece and quiet.

I was shortlisted for the Student Street Photography Award 2011 and from the finalists' works there was an exhibition in the Orange Dot Gallery in July. It is always good to get recognition and of course to see your work on a wall. It was a privilege to be part of the first London Street Photography Festival. A sort link to the series

Sisters of Sclerder on the Hung degree show in Bristol. It was a hard work and was great to see the whole project, photographs, book and audio complimenting each other on the exhibition.