Stockwood Discovery Centre wildlife exhibit

British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition is all set to make a comeback to the Stockwood Discovery Centre. The event celebrates both the work of professional as well as amateur photographers along with the diversity and beauty of the British wildlife.

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Winning snapshots are selected from hundreds and hundreds of entries in 16 different categories including a film category for Wildlife in HD Video as well as 3 junior categories to boost young people to associate with nature via photography.

Mark Carwadine, a writer, photographer, zoologist, as well as a broadcaster, and J Campbell a philianthopist, both stated that the British Wildlife Photography Awards has become one of the highly anticipated programs in the wildlife photography calendar. The bar in wildlife photography has already been lifted to unthinkably high levels of innovation, artistic vision and sophistication, yet the standard somehow goes on to get better and better.

He added that this newest set of photographs is really a testament to the sheer level of interest in wildlife in the United Kingdom and, more than that, the remarkable skills of their wildlife photographers. These aren’t just wedding photgraphers on days out, but real experts in capturing animals in their natural habitats.

The overall winning image was by photographer Barrie Williams. His snapshot of Gannets on a cliff edge was named On the Edge is. The official website of British Wildlife Photography Awards carries all the winning photographs, winning videos as well as a huge selection of great works by both pro and amateur photographers.

Tzortzinis named 2015 wire photographer of the year

Photographer Angelos Tzortzinis, who works for AFP, was named Time magazines Wire Photographer of the year 2015 for his snapshots recording refugee crisis in Greece and the economic crisis of the country. The twenty-seven year old photographer from Greece was honored for his heartfelt work recording his country’s reaction to two unprecedented crises.

This is the 4th time since the year 2010 that an AFP photographer has been honored with the title. Tzortzinis starts his career as an independent photographer and then in 2007 he joined AFP as a stringer. In the past, he has also worked for publications like New York Times. His snapshots have also been published in Newsweek, Time as well as several other publications.

Along with his work in Greece, Tzortzinis has also covered news in many nations in Ukraine as well as the Middle East. His work has been showcased at the Visa Pour l’Image festivals in France in 2012 and 2013 as well as the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Germany.

His recent photography had been the center of different crises facing his own country, from street violence to mass migrants’ arrivals. His photography also deals with sport, politics as well as Greek people’s daily life.

Speaking to the Employee benefit scheme Manchester, he said that he is more focused on Greece as he is a part of it. He is not just a visitor there. He lives inside the problem and he feels it daily. He is really very confused and troubled by the whole thing. Therefore, he try to look at answers to the questions he has through his photos.

Arcata shutterbug gets Outdoor California Magazines top award

The interaction among 3 elegant terns as well as an intruding Heermanns gull has gave Leslie Scopes Anderson, Arcata photographer, the honor of grand prize winner for California Wildlife Photograph of the Year 2014 contest.

Back in January, Charlton H. Bonham, the California Department ofFish and Wildlife Director, chosen the dynamic photograph, clicked at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, from a band of 5 finalists. The yearlong competition is sponsored by the the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Outdoor California magazine and California Watchable Wildlife Inc.

According to reports, Bonham said that the sharpness and colors of this snap are outstanding. But, it is the interaction between the gull and the terns which stays in your mind. Pictures do tell a thousand words, and even if it is only in our imagination, this gives them a peek into wildlife interactionsthe establishing of natures pecking order.
On 16th March, Mike McGuire, the California Senator, will recognize Leslie on the floor of the Senate for her winning snapshot. Mike represents Second Senate DistrictNorth Coast/North Bay region that includes Leslies hometown.

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Louisville photo exhibit honors a ‘hero’

Hal Gould’s influence on photography days in Colorado goes back a few decades, and it goes on to wield itself in a brand new exhibit in downtown Louisville which includes work by masters like Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Jerry Uelsmann and Philippe Halsman.

The exhibit called “The Long Road: A Photographic Journey,” is on showcase at the Dona Laurita Gallery as part of Month of Photography through 26th April. This is a commemorative retrospective that honors Gould’s legacy and work. Adams’ works and other authoritative artists are from Hal’s collection. Snapshots by Gould, who turned ninety five back in February, and several Colorado artists with connections to him, including Jude Sanchez, Dona Laurita and Loretta Young-Gautier also are in the show.

The gallery owner Laurita said that this is really a treasure. Gould’s career was subservient in promoting photography to fine art position in Colorado. In 1979, he started the Camera Obscura Gallery, and it became a important venue nationally for photography. It was placed within sight of Denver Art Museum that dismissed photography for many years. It was as if the photo gallery was ragging the museum to give photography its due.

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B&W photo reigns high in record breaking contest

The photography competition looks for photographs on the ‘Motion’ theme and pulled in over one thousand entries. Ilford Photo Student Photographer of the Year 2014 title went to Elliott Jagger, the Leeds College of Art student, with an entry called ‘Light in the dark.’

Lincoln College’s Laura Cogan was the runner up with a snap named ‘Almost there.’ Participants were told to click photos on Ilford or Kentmere black and white film and printed on conventional photographic paper.

The Manchester College’s Andy Barton took away the Harman technology Student Photographer of the Yea. The Norwich University of the Arts’ student Brydn Webb was a runner-up. The digital entries must be printed on Harman Crsytaljet Elite RC inkjet paper.