Friday 01 July 2011
Australian based in-public member Jesse Marlow has won the inaugural London Street Photography Festival Award, he was flown to London to receive the award and an Olympus Pen Camera from the Festival Director Brett Jefferson Stott.
The judges included ‘Street Photography Now’ co author Sophie Howarth, Museum of London curator Mike Seaborne, curator Yasmina Reggad of Photo Festivals and photographers Amy Stein, David Gibson, Markus Hartel, James Dodd and Nick Turpin.
Jesse Marlow’s work was selected from over 1600 entries.
Our congratulations to Jesse and to the organisers for initiating such a ground breaking contest.
The Awards winner and finalists exhibition can be seen alongside the work of Vivian Maier at The German Gymnasium at London’s Kings Cross.
In-Public was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers.
Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities, we are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment. The pictures remind us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us.Read more
Much of the work in this project exhibits the mundane nature of life: brief moments that, in our increasingly hurried society, we have little chance to observe, acknowledge and appreciate. Ultimately, it is about the subtleties behind our everyday…