Yesterday I received details of the forthcoming SWPA 2009 tour dates, so I thought I’d share them for anyone who wishes to take a look at the exhibition. Venues include Aperture Gallery, Edward Day Gallery, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Pavilion and the Ardel Gallery of Modern Art.
I’ve been eagerly awaiting my copy of the Sony World Photography Awards Book for weeks now and I’m pleased to say that it finally arrived today. The winning images in the book were selected by a jury comprising of world-class photographers, curators and agents. The 2009 edition focuses upon the environment through the lenses of Bruce Davidson, Stuart Franklin, Cédric Delsaux and Brent Stirton. The book features all the winners, with comments from the jury members, and features a retrospective dedicated to Marc Riboud, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Sony World Photography Awards is a truly global competition. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, over 60,000 photograph entries were submitted this year from 139 different countries. The Honorary Judging Committee, comprising of world-renowned photographers, curators, representatives from leading international photo agencies, publishers and critics made their selection from 36,546 professional and 25,370 amateur photography submissions. I was shortlisted in the Fine Art – Natural History category in February 2009 with my series of black & white photographs documenting starlings in flight.