Rennaissance Photography Competition 2010 shortlist announced

My Local Café, © Jean-Marc Teychenne (UK)

The shortlist for the Renaissance Photography Competition 2010 has been announced. 16 images in four categories are competing for the overall prize. 80 photographs have been selected by judges Michael Hoppen, Eamonn McCabe, Charlie Waite and Brigitte Lardinois and will be exhibited in the Gallery of The Hospital Private Members’ Club, London where the overall winner will be announced on 21 April.

The Renaissance Photography Prize 2010 is given to a single image in categories covering Movement, Reflections, People and Landscapes with an overall theme Moments that Matter. The photograph above and the three that follow in this post are short listed in the Reflections category. Thanks to Renaissance and the photographers for allowing me to post these photos. Visit the website for a look at all 16 shortlisted photographs as well as some impressive highly commended shots, but you’ll have to wait until April for the winner.

I am so pleased to see that there were over 3,700 entries and the competition has already raised £22,000 for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care. The final amount raised will be available on the website at the end of April. I met founder and organizer Fiona Gifford,  a 36 year-old lawyer and keen amateur photographer who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 at photomonth London last year, which I mentioned in a post at the time. I cannot begin to express my admiration for her in organizing this competition. The sheer energy, dedication and drive needed to deal with cancer as well as work and organize a competition of this stature deserves the highest level of support. Indeed the competition appears to be going from strength to strength as it works on a philanthropic as well as a creative level.

In the lead up to the opening of the exhibition and overall winner announcement I will be talking to some of the judges through the blog, as well as Gifford. Can’t wait to find out who bags the overall winner prize. Follow the shortlisted Rennaissance Photography link to see the entries. Who do you think should receive it?

Funny Feet, © Karin Rosenthal (US)

Contemplation, © Karin Rosenthal (US)

Ticking Boxes, © Rafael Bastos (UK)

4 responses to “Rennaissance Photography Competition 2010 shortlist announced

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  2. I adore the funny feet….

    While looking at the ones that were honorable mention..
    Jenine Chaban (Canada)
    landscapes
    “Infrascape”
    I thought the capture of that photo was so awesome.
    Another one that really moved me was the older gentleman and young boy with his head on the older gentleman’s chest…very moving.
    Would also like to know how to enter the competition.

  3. Hi Renee, I’ll get some info on entering the competition, and will take a look at the images you have pointed out. Thanks for taking the time to comment, it’s interesting to find out what moves or grabs viewers, and why, best Miranda

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