Photo News – Viewbook Photostory 2010 winners announced and Moira Lovell’s We Still Stand opens

Moira Lovell, Highgate Colliery 1994 (2009)

Daria Tuminas, Ivan and the Moon, (Documentary category) and Luis LazoAll that you leave, (Conceptual category) have won first place in the Viewbook Photostory 2010 competition, follow the links to see their respective photo stories online, while National Media Museum Bursary winner Moira Lovell’s, We Still Stand, has just opened in Birmingham and runs until 9 January.

Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 has announced the winners in its second annual contest; Russian photographer Daria Tuminas and Luis Lazo from France.

Both artists win an exhibition in the Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam opening on 9 -12 December, a lifelong subscription to a Viewbook Pro website account, publication in GUP magazine, and a custom-designed book published by Blurb.  The jury selected works from 500 pre-selected photo stories.

The following artists have also been commended in the Viewbook PhotoStory 2010 contest:

Jury Prizes
2nd Prize
Documentary: Exodus by Vincent Elkaim
Conceptual: A Portrait of America Left Behind by Brandon Schulman

3rd Prize
Documentary: In Ramallah I can Breathe by Guy Martin
Conceptual: Fatalistic Tendency by Tushikur Rahman

Public voting prizes
1st Prize
Documentary: The Flight by Imran Ahmed
Conceptual: Wu Xing by Laura Petreike

2nd Prize
Documentary: Let the world know that we still do it with our hands by Thanasis Lomef Zacharopoulos
Conceptual: Drowning Bride by Dwi Anoraganingrm

3rd Prize
Documentary: The Empty House by Gianluca Cecere
Conceptual: Reset by Julia Katharina Ziegler

Moira Lovell’s project, We Still Stand, runs from now until 9 Jan at mac arts in Birmingham where Lovell will also be giving an artist talk on Sat 27 November at 2pm, including a screening of Jeremy Deller’s Battle of Orgreave (2001).

Moira Lovell, Markham Main Colliery1996 (2009)

The project consists of three discrete photographic series, each made during the 25th anniversary of the 1984/5 miners strike. Together South Yorkshire coal miners, former and current, are pictured within the landscape, drawing attention to their complex and reciprocal relationship whilst offering an opportunity for Lovell to explore how context and setting can change perception and meaning within photographic portraiture.

Revisiting locations where major political events took place, Lovell’s images remind us of life’s losses: the loss of an industry, the passing of an era and the departure of communities built on coal.

We Still Stand is supported by a National Media Museum Photography Bursary 2008 .

Filed under: Documentary photography, Photographers, Photography Awards & Competitions, Photography Shows Tagged: All that you leave, Daria Tuminas, Ivan and the Moon, Luis Lazo, mac Arts, Moira Lovell, Viewbook, Viewbook Photostory 2010

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