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Exhibition Review : Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2018 at Somerset House – 20th April to 6th May 2018

The picturesque Somerset House is the location of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2018 which runs from  20th April to 6th May 2018.

Now in its 11th year, Sony World Photography Awards is one of the world’s largest and most diverse photography Awards, spanning four different competitions (Professional, Open, Youth, Student Focus). 2018 has seen record entries to the fair, with nearly 320,000 images submitted from over 200 countries and territories.

 The coveted Photographer of the Year title was presented to British artist Alys Tomlinson for her series Ex-Voto, winning the photographer $25,000. The work was praised by the jury for its beautiful production, technical excellence and sensitive illustration of pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice to a greater power.

Tomlinson was selected from the 10 category winners of the Professional competition,  the overall winners of the Awards’ Open (best single image), Youth and Student Focus competitions were also revealed.

 All winners were flown to the London awards ceremony and received Sony digital imaging equipment, publication in the winners’ book and their work will be shown as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London.

Professional category winners.

Architecture: Gianmaria Gava, Italian with Buildings

Contemporary Issues: Fredrik Lerneryd, Swedish with Slum Ballet

Creative: Florian Ruiz, French with The White Contamination

Current Affairs & News: Mohd Samsul Mohd Said, Malaysian with Life Inside the Refugee Camp

Discovery: Alys Tomlinson, British with Ex-Voto

Landscape: Luca Locatelli, Italian with White Gold

Natural World & Wildlife: Roselena Ramistella, Italian with Deep Land

Portraiture: Tom Oldham, British with The Last of The Crooners

Sport: Balazs Gardi, Hungarian with Buzkashi

Still Life: Edgar Martins, Portuguese with Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes

Youth Photographer of the Year – Megan Johnson, American, Age 16

Student Photographer of the Year – Samuel Bolduc, Canadian, Age 20

Outstanding Contribution to Photography – Candida Höfer

Every year the Awards’ gives an Outstanding Contribution to Photography (OCP) prize. Past winners have included Martin Parr, Elliot Erwitt and Mary Ellen Mark. This year’s winner is the celebrated German artist Candida Höfer. A special selection of her large scale, striking architectural photographs is exhibited alongside the Awards’ photographs.

This year the exhibition is curated by Mike Trow, ex-Picture Editor, British Vogue and covers the entire ground floor exhibition space of Somerset House, spanning shortlisted and winning images from all categories of this year’s competition; from current affairs to ‘discovery’, travel and architecture to ‘creative’, street photography to wildlife, and more.

This fascinating exhibition gives visitors a snapshot of modern contemporary photography by professionals and non-professionals. The small intimate spaces within Somerset House allow visitors to explore the photographs in detail and marvel at the diversity of subjects and themes. The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the major platforms for the promotion of photography culture and this exhibition provides an opportunity to see a series of stunning images.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

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Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2018 at Somerset House – 20th April to 6th May 2018

Copyright: © Andreas Pohl, Germany, Winner, Open, Architecture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The picturesque Somerset House is the location of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2018 which will run from  20th April to 6th May 2018.

Copyright: © Mikkel Beiter, Denmark, Winner, Open Travel and Denmark National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Now in its 11th year, Sony World Photography Awards is one of the world’s largest and most diverse photography Awards, spanning four different competitions (Professional, Open, Youth, Student Focus). 2018 has seen record entries to the fair, with nearly 320,000 images submitted from over 200 countries and territories.

 Copyright: © Justyna Zdunczyk, Poland, Winner, Open Wildlife and Winner, Poland National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The 10 Open category winners have already been announced after being judged by an expert panel of judges. 

 The Open category winners are:

 Architecture: Andreas Pohl, German with the image The Man and the Mysterious Tower

Copyright: © Panos Skordas, Greece, Winner, Open Culture, and Winner, Greece National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Culture: Panos Skordas, Greek with image Young Minotaur

Enhanced: Klaus Lenzen, German with image Every Breath you Take

Landscape & Nature: Veselin Atanasov, Bulgarian with image Early Autumn

Motion: Fajar Kristianto, Indonesian with image The Highest Platform

Copyright: © Nick Dolding, United Kingdom, Winner, Open Portraiture and Winner, United Kingdom National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Portraiture: Nick Dolding, British with image Emile

Still Life: Richard Frishman, American with image Sunday Buffet at Jerry Mikeska’s BBQ;

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Copyright: © Manuel Armenis, Germany, Winner, Open Street Photography and Winner, Germany National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Street Photography: Manuel Armenis, German with image Old Friends

Travel: Mikkel Beiter, Danish with image Shapes of Lofoten

Wildlife: Justuna Zduńczyk, Polish with image An Unexpected Meeting

This year the exhibition is curated by Mike Trow, ex-Picture Editor, British Vogue and will cover the entire ground floor exhibition space of Somerset House, spanning shortlisted and winning images from all categories of this year’s competition; from current affairs to ‘discovery’, travel and architecture to ‘creative’, street photography to wildlife, and more.

Every year the Awards’ gives an Outstanding Contribution to Photography (OCP) prize. Past winners have included Martin Parr, Elliot Erwitt and Mary Ellen Mark. This year’s winner is the celebrated German artist Candida Höfer. A special selection of her large scale, striking architectural photographs will be exhibited alongside the Awards’ photographs.

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition takes place at Somerset House from 20 April – 6 May.

For more information and to book tickets for the exhibition, visit the Event website here

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Review : Sony World Photography Awards and Martin Parr Exhibition 2017 at Somerset House from 21st April to 7th May 2017

The picturesque Somerset House is the location of the Sony World Photography Awards and Martin Parr Exhibition 2017 which will run from 21st April to 7th May 2017.

The 2017 Awards received over 227,000 entries from 183 countries and is the world’s largest photography competition. The exhibition shows all the winning and shortlisted work, along with rare images by British photographer Martin Parr, recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

Just before the exhibition opened, The World Photography Organisation named Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx as the Sony World Photography Awards’ 2017 Photographer of the Year. The Awards’ judges were taken by the beauty, scale and effort involved in Buyckx’s winning work titled “Whiteout”.

Chosen from the winners of the Awards’ ten Professional categories, Buyckx presented with the $25,000 (USD) prize.

An expert panel of international judges were challenged to find the best photography series (between 5-10 images) across the ten Professional categories. The winning photographers are:

Architecture winner: Dongni, China

Conceptual winner – Sabine Cattaneo, Switzerland

Contemporary Issues winner – Tasneem Alsultan, Saudi Arabia

Current Affairs & News winner – Alessio Romenzi, Italy

Daily Life winner: Sandra Hoyn, Germany

Landscape winner: Frederik Buyckx, Belgium

Natural World winner: Will Burrard-Lucas, United Kingdom

Portraiture winner: George Mayer, Russian Federation

Still Life winner: Henry Agudelo, Columbia

Sport winner: Yuan Peng, China

It is becoming increasingly difficult for photographers to stand out against the mass of digital images available, however many of the prize winners photographs have a strong narrative that offers specific and universal interpretations. Tasneem Alsultan looks for love in unusual circumstances and allows the sitter to compose the picture. Frederik Buyckx provides the contrast of human and animal activity dwarfed by a grand landscape. Will Burrand- Lucas uses the latest technologies to get close and personal to creatures of the night in Africa. George Mayer provides an interesting and complex study of light and dark for his portraits and Yuan Peng offers a study of determination and effort in the Sport Section.

“Mathilda” by Russian photographer Alexander Vinogradov was selected as the best single photograph in the world and awarded the photographer $5,000 (USD) along with the Open Photographer of the Year title.

British photographer Martin Parr is honoured in the exhibition with a specially curated exhibition of rarely seen black and white images from Martin Parr’s early career alongside some of his most iconic work, books and films. Parr delves in the world of everyday life and takes pictures of people in the act of taking pictures at famous tourist landmarks illustrating that the act of taking selfies and photographs has become a performance in itself.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Sony World Photography Awards the finest contemporary photography and the exhibition provides plenty of insights for those who enjoy photography and those wanting to develop their skills. The intimate rooms of Somerset House provide a fitting setting where you can study the photographs in some detail.

Sony World Photography Awards and Martin Parr Exhibition 2017 at Somerset House from 21st April to 7th May 2017

Video Review available here.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

For more information about the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards and to book tickets for the exhibition, visit the Event website here

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Summer Series at Somerset House – 6th to 16th July 2017

The ever popular Summer Series at Somerset House returns with an interesting and eclectic line-up in the attractive surroundings of one of London’s iconic landmarks.

6th July 2017

Norah Jones

Opening this year’s Summer Series is Norah Jones, a singer and songwriter whose unmistakably unique sound weaves together the threads of several bedrock styles of American music.

7th July 2017

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley has forged his own musical path while adding a fresh new perspective to the Marley legacy for the 21st century.

8th July 2017

The Cinematic Orchestra

The Cinematic Orchestra make their electrifying debut at the Summer Series with an exclusive set featuring timeless classics, brand new material from their forthcoming album and very special guests

9th July 2017

Goldfrapp

Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp’s irresistibly decadent synthpop and technicolour visual theatrics have made them one of the best loved electronic acts in British music.

10th July 2017

Warpaint

LA art-rock quartet Warpaint’s ethereal music transforms intimate moments to cathartic highs within the same song, featuring shape-shifting harmonies and lyrics that reveal eerie undercurrents.

11th July 2017

The Robert Glasper Experiment

After dominating the jazz charts, winning a couple of R&B Grammys, and recording with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Maxwell and Snoop Dogg.

12th July 2017

Birdy

Birdy first bewitched the nation with her cover of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love and the following five years have been a whirlwind for this extraordinarily talented young singer-songwriter.

13th July 2017

Foster The People

Founded by Mark Foster in Los Angeles in 2009. The group achieved success with the 2011 release of their debut album Torches, which has sold nearly two million albums worldwide.

14th July 2017

Tom Misch (Live) + Very Special Guests

The last 12 months have seen 21-year-old singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Misch go from bedroom producer to gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s most hotly tipped new acts.

15th July 2017

Mashrou’ Leila

Mashrou’ Leila is a five-strong indie band from Beirut who are set to fill our courtyard with some of the most bitter sweet ballads and raucous anthems you’re likely to hear.

16th July 2017

Songhoy Blues

The four young friends from north-eastern Mali who make up desert punk/blues band Songhoy Blues are set to light up our Summer Series once again with their infectious, joyful grooves.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Somerset House website here

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Sony World Photography Awards and Martin Parr Exhibition 2017 at Somerset House – 21st April to 7th May 2017

Copyright: © Camilo Diaz, Colombia, 1st Place, Open, Motion, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony Wold Photography Awards is celebrating 10 years of the awards exhibition and this year’s edition will include a special exhibition of rarely seen work by British photographer Martin Parr, recipient of the awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

Copyright: © Sergey Dibtsev, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Open, Still Life (open), 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Ten extraordinary photographs from across the globe were revealed at the end of March 2017 as the winners of the Open categories of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition.

Copyright: © Constantinos  Sofikitis, Greece, 1st Place, Open, Street Photography, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The winners were selected from more than 105,000 entries to the Awards’ Open competition, with the expert panel of judges looking for the best single photographs across ten categories.

Copyright: © Tim Cornbill, United Kingdom, 1st Place, Open, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The ten Open category winners are:

Architecture – Tim Cornbill (UK)

Culture – Jianguo Gong (China)

Enhanced – Lise Johansson (Denmark)

Motion – Camilo Diaz (Colombia)

Nature – Hiroshi Tanita (Japan)

Portraits – Alexander Vinogradov (Russia)

Still Life – Sergey Dibtsev (Russia)

Street Photography – Constantinos Sofikitis (Greece)

Travel – Ralph Gräf (Germany)

Wildlife – Alessandra Meniconzi (Switzerland)

Copyright: © Hiroshi Tanita, Japan, 1st Place, Open, Nature, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The exhibition will include all the winning, shortlisted (top 10) and commended (top 50) photographs drawn from more than 227,000 entries from 183 countries to the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards.

Copyright: © Ralph Gräf, Germany, 1st Place, Open, Travel, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The exhibition will also pay tribute to Martin Parr with three rooms dedicated to his life and work including a hand-picked selection of rarely seen black and white images from his early career, alongside some of the artist’s most talked about work, books and films and original exhibition posters.

The exhibition provides an opportunity for visitors sample some of the latest photographic trends from around the world and see some of the most talented and creative photographers work in one place.

For more information about the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards and to book tickets for the exhibition, visit the Event website here

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International Fashion Showcase 2017 at Somerset House – 17th to 21st February 2017

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The British Council, British Fashion Council (BFC) and Mercedes-Benz will present work by emerging fashion designers from 25 countries for the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) 2017 when it returns to Somerset House for between the 17th and 21st February.

The exhibition will be the sixth edition of the annual showcase and forms a key part of London Fashion Week Festival, the IFS will be supported and presented by Mercedes-Benz.

The IFS is a series of specially-commissioned and curated fashion installations featuring work by emerging designers from all over the world. Since 2012, 550 of the most exciting international designers from 70 countries have exhibited as part of the initiative. IFS illustrates London’s commitment  to promoting and supporting new talent in the creative industries by providing opportunities for designers from overseas to engage with the UK fashion community and build international connections.

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The theme of this year’s exhibition is Local/Global. Countries have been invited to explore the influence of place on fashion and to examine how emerging designers can transform their local culture into a global language. Fashion is shaped by its surroundings: the rhythms of nature, climate, cultural memory, social change and historical shifts are reflected in silhouettes, techniques and materials. The peculiarities of place give rise to different ways of designing, making and wearing fashion. By considering fashion within their own landscape the countries taking part in IFS will highlight the similarities and differences of our complex and connected world.

The West Wing Galleries at Somerset House will be transformed by Studio Toogood using panels of stretched agricultural tarpaulin, neat stacks of bricks and fabric panels dyed with London clay.

The exhibition will be arranged over 15 rooms, 14 of which will represent a country. There will be one group installation, ‘Next in Line’, curated by Shonagh Marshall which will feature designers from 10 further nations. In a dedicated space, Mercedes-Benz will showcase six emerging designers the brand has previously supported through its International Designer Exchange Programme (IDEP).

A series of business support seminars, organised by London College of Fashion, will help designers prepare for the showcase. The Designer Support Programme will bring together a network of LCF affiliated academics and researchers, to offer mentoring opportunities and business development during IFS.

A prize-giving ceremony scheduled for London Fashion Week February 2017, chaired by a panel of industry experts will announce a winning Country, Designer, and Curator. The panel is headed by Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Chief Critic at Voguerunway.com. For the first time, Mercedes-Benz will additionally present the winning Designer with the unique opportunity to showcase his or her collection at one of the currently more than 50 Mercedes-Benz Fashion platforms.

Event Information

Dates: 17 – 21 February 2017

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 18.00 Daily

Address: West Wing Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Free admission, pre-registration advised at Biletto here

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World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2016 at Somerset House – 1st to 29th August 2016

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Returning to Somerset House for a fifth year, the World Illustration Awards Exhibition highlights the emerging and established talent who entered the Association of Illustrators’ (AOI) annual competition.

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This unique free exhibition, now in its 40th year, presents over 50 of the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. Selected from submissions to this year’s World Illustration Awards, the work is celebrated across 8 categories, including advertising, children’s books, editorial and public art. The shortlisted and winning pieces comprise posters, book illustrations, animations and GIFs to sculptural pieces and textiles.

Entries were received from 66 countries and those exhibited are from the UK ,America, South Korea, Australia, Israel, China, Japan and illustrators across Europe.

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The exhibition includes serious works, such as David Foldvari’s evocative image of the migrant crisis commissioned by Save the Children, with lighter works such as Richard Lewington’s depictions of bees for Royal Mail and Levente Szabo’s BAFTA Award brochures.

Also of note is Balbusso Twins’ Portrait of Richard II commissioned by Penguin Press for its series of books on Britain’s kings and queens. Ella Cohen’s Playground Israel image, commissioned by Berlin based Theater an der Parkaue and the Israeli Embassy, exemplifies the ability of illustration to communicate across boundaries.

Two overall winners will be announced by illustrator David Hughes at the awards evening on Wednesday 3 August

On display will be original artwork and, whenever possible, the work is in it’s original context or published form.

For more information and book tickets, visit the Somerset House website here

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