Photography News | Issue 31 | absolutephoto.com
Comment from the selectors
The images selected for the exhibition were of varied subject matter and excellent quality high
It was an honour and a pleasure to be invited to be part of the selection panel for Evesham’s Photo2016 exhibition. The selection days ran very smoothly and we would like to thank John Kellett and his exhibition team for their hospitality and superb organisation in keeping to the tight schedule necessary with the number of entries received. The submissions this year contained a large number of new images to the exhibition circuit, which made selection days very interesting and enjoyable. As selectors it’s our job to judge the image projected on the screen and not to second guess how it was achieved or the degree of difficulty. We also need to have an open mind to all genres of photography and not just our personal taste. As one frequently sees in exhibitions, a number of good images suffered from over- sharpening, high dynamic range effects and plug-in filters. Many lost out on selection as a result. The organisers are to be congratulated on the outstanding projection of the images. However, we wonder if many exhibitors see their images projected onto a screen before being entered into Salons – several images were very bright tending to be overexposed. Monitor calibration and ambient light levels, when images are being adjusted by entrants, can both influence exposure judgment. Overall the images selected for the exhibition were of varied subject matter and excellent quality with the winning pictures extremely high. We were impressed with the Experimental/Creative pictures and the entrants’ ideas were of a high standard. The Natural History and Colour sections were again in keeping with the high standards that we have come to expect within BPE Exhibitions. The only subject matter missing from the Natural History section was the lack of floral subjects; not a very popular subject with nature photographer’s these days. Congratulations go to all of the award winners and thanks to all entrants for giving us the opportunity to see their work. GrahamHodgkiss ARPSMPAGB APAGBAFIAP MalcolmKus ARPSDPAGB EFIAP/b Peter Siviter DPAGB EFIAP IanWhistonAFIAPDPAGBBPE4*
Opposite, far left The Card School by Valerie Duncan – Highly Commended Colour Image Opposite, bottomright Catalan Coast by Anthony Wright – Commended Colour Image Opposite, top right The selectors from left to right: Ian Whiston, MalcolmKus, GrahamHodgkiss and Peter Siviter. Right In The Wars by Adrian Lines – Selector’s Medal awarded by GrahamHodgkiss
Above Sally Hammond received a Commended – BPE Ribbon for her black & white Street Walking shot.
Above John Bailey received a Highly Commended – PAGB Ribbon, for his White Tailed Sea Eagle image.
Above Roger Evans also received a Highly Commended – PAGB Ribbon for his image, The Lifter.
Above Best Natural History Image – PAGB Gold Medal was awarded to Wild Dog Games taken by Richard Wozniak.
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