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Kate Peters, Noh, Chadian Refugee

Kate Peters, Noh, Chadian Refugee

Kate Peters

Noh, Chadian Refugee,
London, 2011
Website – KatePeters.co.uk

Kate Peters, born Coventry, England in 1980, gained a BA (Hons) in Photography at Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall in 2002 before moving to London where she is currently based. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and can regularly be seen in publications including Monocle, FT Weekend, The Independent New Review, Guardian Weekend, and The Telegraph. Her portrait of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, was featured on the cover of TIME magazine in December 2010 and included in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition in November 2011. Kate’s first solo exhibition Stranger than Fiction was at the hpgrp Gallery in New York in February 2011. She has participated in numerous group shows including the Format Photography Festival in Derby, UK and the Darmstadter Tage der Fotografie in Germany. Several of her portraits form part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Spencer Murphy


All images © Spencer Murphy

Spencer Murphy’s name should ring a bell thanks to his editorial commissions which has seen his photography published in such places as The Guardian Weekend, Telegraph Magazine, New Statesman, and the FT Weekend. He has also been included in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize no less than five times!

Here though are extracts from a personal project, a delicate and visually understated series entitled The Abyss Gazes Into You. It offers a gentle and thoughtful glimpse of Murphy’s use of the landscape as inspiration and as a means to discover something within him.

“These images are a reflection of something inside myself – a feeling of both being trapped and floating endlessly in time and space, a mixture of hope and despair, desolation and beauty,” says Murphy.

“The sense, perhaps, of what it is to live a finite life in an infinite universe. They are pictures that, to me, hint at the unfathomable scale not only of the universe, but of life itself. They are instances in which, by accident or design, I have found myself staring once more into the abyss, and the abyss has momentarily returned my gaze.”

Lofty themes and grand claims, but does the work bear the weight of these words? Check out more from the series here and decide for yourselves. We are giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Born in 1978, Murphy grew up in the Kentish countryside and studied photography at University College Falmouth, graduating in 2002. Murphy now lives and works in London.

Tina Hillier, Melinda

Tina Hillier, Melinda

Tina Hillier

Melinda,
Turku, Finland, 2011
Website – TinaHillier.com

Tina Hillier studied Photography at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth. She exhibits regularly in group shows and has twice been selected for The National Portrait Gallery, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition in 2010 and 2011. She lives in London, working on editorial, commercial and personal projects. 
 

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients 6 July 2012

Deadlines

Pride Photo Award : July 7

Apply for the Young Photographers’ Alliance / YPA UK Mentoring Programme : July 8

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 : July 9

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize : July 13

The International Photography Awards : July 16

Ian Parry Scholarship : July 20

The Firecracker Photographic Grant : July 22

The 1000 Words Award : July 23

FRANCE 24-RFI Web documentary Award in partnership with Visa pour l’Image : July 25

The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year competition : July 31

The Joan Wakelin Bursary 2012 : August 1

Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant : August 15

CGAP Photo Contest 2012 : September 3

Photo © Chloe Dewe Mathews

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award  : September 15

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award : September 30 | Related: Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award’s director speaks of prize’s importance

Recipients

Photo © Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce, former Washington Post photographer, honored by Chris Hondros Fund (Washington Post) Also in Lightbox and NYT Lens

Photo © Carl De Keyzer

Prix Pictet 2012 shortlist – in pictures (Guardian)

Foam Talent 2012 (Foam)

The Emerging Photographer Fund 2012 Winner (burn)

The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism Winners (Festival website)

Maciek Nabrdalik wins Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant (BJP)

Photo © Frank Hallam Day

Leica Oskar Barnack Awards 2012 Winners (Leica blog) From BJP

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 – Finalists’ portfolios (Leica blog)

Photo © Isadora Kosofsky

Isadora Kosofsky wins Inge Morath Award (BJP)

Px3 Photo Competition Winners (competition website)

Photo © Yusuke Harada
Honourable Mention in Foto8 Summershow 2012

Foto8 Summershow 2012  : Best in Show and Honourable Mentions (Foto8 Dropbox) Article on BBC

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | 6 June 2012

Deadlines

Rory Peck Awards 2012 : June 11

2012 AnthropoGraphia : Human Rights through Visual Storytelling Award : June 15

IdeasTap Photographic Award :  for photographers aged 23 to 30 : June 15

Class of 2012 : June 20

The Ian Parry Scholarship : June 30

Prix Virginia : July 2

Pride Photo Award : July 7

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize : July 13

The Firecracker Photographic Grant : July 22

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 : August 3

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award : September 30

Recipients

American Photography 28

BOP Winners (NPPA)

BOP winners (NYT Lens)

National Magazine Awards 2012 Winners Announced

Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2012

KL Photoawards 2012 : Winners

Open Photo Winner: Ilan Godfrey (OPENPhoto)

London Festival of Photography  Prize 2012 shortlist (LFPH)

Mitch Dobrowner wins 2012 Sony World Photography Awards title (BJP)

‘Passengers’ Wins the Fifth International Fotobook Festival Dummy Awards (Lightbox)

New York Times Wins BOP Best Use Of The Web (NPPA)

Photographer Annie Leibovitz honoured by LA gallery (BBC)

Hope for a Healthy World Photo Competition Winners

Laura Pannack, Dan

Laura Pannack, Dan

Laura Pannack

Dan,
Brighton, 2009
Website – LauraPannack.com

Laura Pannack studied painting at Central Saint Martins and completed a BA in Photography at the University of Brighton. She recently received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. Her work has also won and been shortlisted for a total of 15 other awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited world-wide. These awards include first place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009. She was chosen as the 'Judges Choice' at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including being shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009

Emily Shur, Untitled #19

Emily Shur, Untitled #19

Emily Shur

Untitled #19,
, 2012
From the Nature Calls series
Website – EmilyShur.com

Emily Shur was born in New York City, at New York Hospital, to an auditorium full of nursing students. She attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a major in Photography and graduated in 1998 with academic honors along with the Artist Award for Creative Excellence. Emily’s work has been featured on numerous websites including Tiny Vices and 20×200 and has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In 2008, she was honored to have an image in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. In 2009 and 2010, Emily was one of 100 photographers invited to participate in Review Santa Fe, and in 2010 her work was also included in Humble Art’s 31 Women in Art Photography exhibition. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their dog, The Baroness, in a 106 year-old house in Echo Park.

Laura Pannack, David

Laura Pannack, David

Laura Pannack

David,
Surrey, United Kingdom, 2009
Website – LauraPannack.com

Laura Pannack studied painting at Central Saint Martins and completed a BA in Photography at the University of Brighton. She recently received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. Her work has also won and been shortlisted for a total of 15 other awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited world-wide. These awards include first place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009. She was chosen as the 'Judges Choice' at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including being shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009