Photography News Issue 32 absolutephoto.com
Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh was named as the winner of the L’Iris d’Or Photographer of the Year in this year’s Sony World Photography Award and received a prize of $25,000. His winning portrait series titled Fire of Hatred shows victims of the violent act of acid throwing. The images, alongside others, were featured in an exhibition at Somerset House, London 22 April – 8 May. A record- breaking 230,103 submissions from 186 countries were submitted to this year’s competition. SonyWorld Photography Awardswinners announced
News in brief
AlbertoGiacometti exhibition To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alberto Giacometti’s death in 1966, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, has launched a major exhibition. Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time comprises over 150 works from around the world. The exhibition is open until 29 August. scva.ac.uk Mobility photography workshops Sue Burton Photography is offering photography workshops for people with disabilities or limitedmobility. Weekly half-day or full-day workshops are run in popular locations, which include Lancashire, Cumbria and the Peak District. Tramper Mobility Scooters, where available, are used for the Tramper PhotographyWorkshops and Sue Burton also offers Limited WalkingWorkshops. sueburtonphotography.com GlasgowSchool of Art students exhibit work in duringPhoto London Students of the Glasgow School of Art’s Fine Art Photography programme will be exhibiting work at the citizenMBankside Hotel. The students were invited to submit work on the idea of place: a particular position, point, or area in space – a location. The students’ work will be showcased at the hotel during Photo London, which runs from 19-22 May at Somerset House. gsa.ac.uk
To celebrate the opening of the newly transformed exhibition, the American Air Museum, the Imperial War Museum, Duxford will be hosting an American Air Show on May Bank Holiday weekend (28-29 May). The flying programme will include displays depicting bomber operations of the SecondWorldWar, the war in the Pacific and the Vietnam War.
Saturday will see the Patrouille de France, while the Eurofighter Typhoon and the RedArrows will be perforning on Sunday. Adult tickets are priced at £29.50 for one day or £42.50 for two days. All tickets must be booked in advanced and car park passes cost £5.
Zeiss Photography Awardwinner announced
Tamina-Florentine Zuch a student from Hanover, Germany was named as the winner of the first-ever Zeiss Photography Award, Seeing Beyond. The theme of the competition was Meaningful Places and the contest saw 3139 photographers from 116 countries entering 22,000 images. Tamina’s winning photo series documented train journeys in India, which was captured last year when she spent six weeks in the country. Her prize included Zeiss lenses of her choice, to the value of €15,000, and also the offer to cooperate further with Zeiss. See the next issue of PN for an interviewwith Tamina.
The Royal Photographic Society offers bursaries
To help budding photographers and film-makers with their projects The Royal Photographic Society has announced four bursaries. The funding granted can be used for any aspect of a project, such as travel costs, purchasing equipment, websites or even mounting for exhibitions. The four bursaries are for Environmental Awareness
in The Photographic Angle, Postgraduate bursary for MA students studying photography, the Joan Wakelin bursary for documentary photography in partnership with The Guardian newspaper and finally a Short Film Award in partnership with Depict! partnership with
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