The Lightbox’s first Surrey Open Photographic Competition was open to residents of Surrey as well as those who work or study in the county and a selection of these entries are on display. Artists of all levels were invited to submit an array of photographic styles to the competition and we were thrilled by the level and number of entries that we had. Photographs for the exhibition were selected by a panel of independent judges and The People’s Prize was judged by visitors. The exhibition is on display in the Upper Gallery.
The winners of the Surrey Open Photographic competition were announced at the Private View on Wednesday 14 January. The winners were Giles Harvey, who was awarded the ‘Judges Prize’ and Holly Menzies, who won the ‘Young Photographers Prize’.
Upper Gallery, 14 January 2015 – 12 April 2015
Speaking about his winning piece, Giles said: ‘‘Polly’ is a silhouette of my daughter taken against a wedding marquee early one morning when I noticed that the light and shadows at that time were perfect for a photograph.’
Sixteen year old Holly is currently a student on a pre-degree arts course at University for the Creative Arts and she explained that for her photograph, which shows the reflection of a Concorde, she had wanted to ‘capture the idea of using reflection to evoke a feeling of both past and present.’
The winner of the People's Prize is Alex Freeman, with her photograph 'Starting Cannon Round The Island Race, Isle of Wight'.
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Image credit: Detail of 'Silver Birches’ Silver gelatine Lith print © Tim Rudman; 'Polly' © Giles Harvey; Memory of Concorde © Holly Menzies.