Hereford Photography Festival 2010 OPEN HERE submissions – Another photo stroll

© Becky Matthews, My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding

© Alicja Dobrucka, I like you I like you a lot, 2009

© Renhui Zhao, The Blind, 2009

This year Hereford Photography Festival’s OPEN HERE open submission received 200 applicants of which 23 were selected for the show. This year’s winner is Jason Larkin. However, visitors to the show can vote for their favourite photographer. The photographer with the most votes will receive £200 at the end of the show and the Public’s Prize.

A photo stroll around the exhibition at The Courtyard Centre for the Arts on the press trip, see earlier post.

I am interested in how the work has been exhibited as well as the Own Art scheme and the pricing of different works. As you can see, some works fall under the Own Art scheme and others don’t. As I understand, there is a cap – £1000 perhaps? – on the price of works falling under this scheme, something else to look into. Also, note the price variations related to the different types of prints for sale with C type prints priced higher.

The following photos are all shot on my iPhone again, so excuse the quality but they should give a flavour of the works in the show which range from work based squarely on scientific material themed around cancer by Noh Sang Ik, a surgical oncologist and photographer in South Korea, to works which could be described as emotive documentary.

Works by Alicja Dobrucka, Clare Park, Renhui Zhao, Noh Sang Ik, Laura Pannack and Evi Lemberger can be seen on another photo stroll around the
Open Here show which runs until 27 November.

Evi Lemberger

Laura Pannack

Renhui Zhao

Clare Park

Noh Sang Ik

2 responses to “Hereford Photography Festival 2010 OPEN HERE submissions – Another photo stroll

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  2. Went to this yesterday and was a bit disappointed with the Open Here part. Some good stuff, but much of it showed very little variety. All colour. Surely it’s time to move on from the “deprived teenager / eastern European / African looking blankly at the camera” portrait? Also, how many times has the “personal space” of an “old person” been photographed? And while I’m on a roll! — 4200 pounds for a print by an unknown? Even Martin Parr’s prints were less than that!

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