Photo news – AOP Open winners, Royal Photographic Society awards and Stephen Shore’s urban outing

Stephen Shore for Urban Outfitters

Stephen Shore for Urban Outfitters

STEPHEN SHORE SHOOTS FOR URBAN OUTFITTERS
Stephen Shore, who shot Andy Warhol and the Factory darlings, including Edie Sedgwick  in the 1960s, has turned his lens on high-street brand, Urban Outfitters. The image will be used in a campaign on both sides of the Atlantic this Autumn/Winter.

“Known for depicting America through photographs of banal scenes and objects, his images are also injected with his unique use of colour. Shore was the second living photographer to have a solo exhibition at the   Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1971, and with his subject usually being landscapes/observational geography, it was perhaps a surprise collaboration with the high street brand.” Press release

Stephen Shore is represented by Bill Charles in New York, and Pocko/Bill Charles in London.

Stephen Shore for Urban Outfitters

Stephen Shore for Urban Outfitters

AOP OPEN WINNERS

Best in Show - © Adrian Cook, 'That Summer’

‘Pierre’ by © Ben Millar Cole - chosen by renowned music & fashion photographer, Peter Ashworth

The winners in the Association Of Photographers (AOP) Open competition have been announced. They are

Best in Show – Adrian Cook for That Summer, (see photo above)

Public Choice – Luc Coiffait for Enchanted (see photo below)

Public Choice - © Luc Coiffait ‘Enchanted’

Ashdown Brickworks East Sussex, Ashdown Beds 2009 by Richard Chivers – chosen by Daniel Campbell Blight, Director of HotShoe Gallery, (see photo over)

Pierre by Ben Millar Cole – chosen by renowned music & fashion photographer, Peter Ashworth, (see second photo above)

Red Splash by Iain Crawford – chosen by Grant Scott, Group Brand Editor Imaging, Professional Photographer & Photography Monthly, (see photo over)

Young Shepherd, Tanzania by Zoe Korda, chosen by Karin Berndl, 2009 AOP Photographer of the Year

IBG by Ronald Tilleman, chosen by Martin Brent, award-winning photographer & AOP President 2008

Red Splash’ by © Iain Crawford - chosen by Grant Scott, Group Brand Editor Imaging, Professional Photographer & Photography Monthly

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‘Ashdown Brickworks East Sussex, Ashdown Beds 2009’ by © Richard Chivers - chosen by Daniel Campbell Blight, Director of HotShoe Gallery

ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ANNUAL AWARDS 2010
The annual RPS awards “recognising outstanding contributions to the art and science of photography” has announced this year’s winners, a selection of whom are mentioned below.

Albert Watson receives Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal. “Watson has made his mark as one of the most successful fashion, commercial and art photographers during the last four decades, with his work featured in galleries and museums worldwide, while two new Watson books, UFO: Unified Fashion Objectives, and Strip Search, published by PQ Blackwell, in association with Abrams, will be released in October.

Honorary Fellowships go to:
Fine art photographer, Sian Bonnell
Gallery director and curator, Keith Cavanagh
Tom Hunter – the first photographer to have a solo show at the National Gallery
Documentary photographer, Ken Lennox
Veteran picture editor, John Reardon
Pioneering colourist, Stephen Shore.

The Vic Odden Award, recognising notable achievement by a British photographer aged 35 or under, will be presented to Magnum nominee, Olivia Arthur.

The Society’s Lumière Award will go to Academy Award winning cinematographer, Chris Menges.

The J Dudley Johnston Award recognising “major achievement in the field of photographic criticism  or the history of photography” is given, deservedly so, to A D Coleman who is featured in the blogroll on this site.

Congratulations to Hood Medal to PhotoVoice founders and directors Tiffany Fairey and Anna Blackman, who I have worked with in the past.

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