World Photo London, Day One!
- By Erin @ WPO
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After the buzz and excitement from the night before at the Sony World Photography Awards Ceremony Gala, we started our first day of World Photo London at Somerset House. You can see some highlights from the Awards here.
The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition takes place 27th April – 20th May at Somerset House. Come along and see the results of the Awards up close and personal; beautifully brought together by Michael Benson, Director of Prix Pictet and a team from Candlestar Ltd who curated the Exhibition and stunning prints created by our official print partners, theprintspace.
Some of the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards talked through their work today in the Exhibition with members of the public.
Beginning with Mitch Dobrowner winner of the coveted L’Iris d’Or - the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. Mitch shared that in order to understand what this tool was (the camera) he used to take them apart and put them back together again.
Peter Franck, Professional Winner, Fashion & Campaign Categories, explained that his unique images are a combination of photography and painting layered on top of one another.
Palmer + Pawel’s images of cage fighters after their fights had a simple set up and plan with dramatic results. They also commented that the fighters were probably concussed when they had their portraits taken!
Simon Norfolk spoke about the influence John Burkes images had on him, inspring him to go to Afghanistan and show how the power has shifted away from the Afghan people. His purpose was to make Burke’s images live and breath again.
Honorary Jury Presentation:
W.M.Hunt, Chair, Rebecca Lewis, Claudia Hinterseer, Michael Benson, Prabuddha Dasgupta and Jodi Bibier were present from the 2012 Jury to talk to the public about the judging process and the Exhibition.
Michael Benson on curating: for judging we looked at everything on a screen and once it is printed there is a huge difference that's the problem they faced curating.
Claudia on the winning images: it was extremely hard to choose the overall winner, they even had to go around and vote.
W.M.Hunt on the winning images: I want to be surprised I want the artist to take me somewhere I haven’t been. The storm pictures are so old fashioned and traditional but then also so new. They have emotion and tension.
Rebecca on entering the 2013 Awards: Editing is the key to your entries, there were a lot of bad edits. Get help from someone else to edit with you, as you can be to close to your own images.
Images by ©HoneybunnPhotography