She is joined by six LCC students – David Shaw, Claire Clutterbuck, Jessica Summerling, Christopher Down, Claire Lawrie and Yuanyuan Yang – who between them picked up first, second and third prizes respectively across the categories of lifestyle, identities, environment and communication.
The Award, which attracted a high number of entries and nearly 2000 images, aims to recognise the immense power photography has to influence the way we engage with the world and has been developed thanks to LCC alumnus Amnon Bar-Tur. The prize is established in memory of Ann Lesley Bar-Tur (1947-1984), a talented British artist and alumna of Chelsea College of Art & Design.
Below we give you a closer look at the winning images.
Briony’s winning photography series titled ‘The Dad Project‘ was created during her time at LCC, it records her relationship with her dad after he was diagnosed with cancer, during his last six months.
She says: “This is the story of an ending without an ending. This is a relationship I’m still exploring. This is my attempt to say goodbye to my dad with the help of my camera. The response to The Dad Project has been overwhelming. By opening conversations we are trained to avoid, it has provoked people to explore their relationships. The project has given me a new reverence for the communicative powers of photography. Through these images my dad still communicates with strangers all over the world.”
David Shaw, a first year on LCC’s BA Photojournalism course, picked up first prize (£1000) in the ‘lifestyle’ category for the image pictured above taken in the City of Hebron in the West Bank, Palestine. Anne Williams, one of the Award judges and Director of the Photography Programme at LCC, says of David’s image: “his is a classically powerful reportage image capturing a human moment in which the attention and gaze of the soldier is directed at the photographer while his rifle is unconsciously directed at a woman in the background.”
MA Photography student Claire Clutterbuck came second in the ‘identity’ category for ‘Great Expectations II’ pictured above. She was awarded a prize of £750.
Jessica Summerling, who has just graduated from BA Photography, was awarded second prize in the ‘environment’ category for her image ‘Take-off over Harmondsworth’ above. The winning image is part of Jessica’s final piece ‘Grow Heathrow’ presented during her degree show at LCC this summer, for which she won the HotShoe award and the Metro Imaging Prize. An award-wining year for Jessica!
Christopher Down, an MA Photography student, collected second prize in the ‘lifestyle’ category for his image pictured above ‘Leipzig Wood’.
Taking third place in the ‘identity’ category and winning £500 was Claire Lawrie with her photograph shown above, ‘Louise Looking.’ The image is part of Claire’s final piece ‘A Massive Nothing‘ exhibited at her degree show held at LCC this summer.
Finally, second year BA Photography student, Yuanyuan Yang has won third prize in the ‘environmental’ category for her piece ‘Fake Vases.’
Congratulations to all of our winners and to those shortlisted. The winners, shortlisted students and alumni will be profiled in a Bar-Tur Award publication, the online gallery and featured in a University of the Arts London touring exhibition.
For more info about the Bar-Tur Award visit the website www.barturaward.com