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Protest Photography Competition – The Results!

Protest Photography Competition – The Results!

18 May 2012

'My grandbairns want a free uni education not a £27 K debt' by Euan Lynn

We were delighted to announce the winners of our Protest Photography Competition on Friday 18 May as part of our special Museums at Night Protest Photography Evening.

The entries were all incredibly strong and the judges were impressed with all the talented young photographers living, working and studying in Greater Manchester.  The judging panel was made up of photographer Charlie Meecham, who will be exhibiting at the museum in November 2012, David Tester from Lomography Manchester and Catherine O’Donnell, Learning Officer at the museum.

The winner was Euan Lynn with his photo entitled My grandbairns want a free uni education not a £27 K debt.  The powerful image shows a grandfather protesting in Newcastle upon Tyne, in solidarity with children and students, against the proposed rise in university fees to a maximum amount of £9,000 a year.  Euan took the shot on a Lomo LC-A camera on Kodak Kodacolor 200 ISO film.

Second place was Neil Bennett, with a striking image of a riot police officer outside a flaming Miss Selfridge store, taken during the riots in Manchester in August 2011.

 

 

Third place went to Amelia Bayliss, with a double-exposed image of the Occupy Nottingham demonstration.

Our friends at Lomography Manchester kindly donated the prizes:

  • First Prize:
    La Sardina camera and flash and a free workshop voucher (worth £100+)
  • Second Prize:
    La Sardina camera (no flash) and a free workshop voucher (worth £70+)
  • Third Prize:
    Fisheye1 and a free workshop voucher (worth £60)

David Tester from Lomography Manchester said:

‘It was inspiring to see all the different entries and the judging was no easy task!  It’s great to see such talent from young photographers and the fact that they are shot on film shows that film photography is still as prevalent across generations as it ever was.  Well done to all that took part, and happy shooting for the future.’

The shortlisted entries will be displayed at the museum until 15 June 2012.

If you would like to get creative and find out more about protest art, school and community groups can book our artist-led Art of Protest workshop.  Email learning@phm.org.uk or call 0161 838 9190 for more details.