Photo Judging 2014: The countdown begins …..

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in News | 2 comments

Thank you, Judges!!! (L-R: David Holmes, Toby Monk, Chris Cheesman, Emma Mapp, Michael Pritchard and Laura McCullagh;  Paul of Cafe Art)

Thank you, Judges!!! (L-R: David Holmes, Toby Monk, Chris Cheesman, Emma Mapp, Michael Pritchard and Laura McCullagh; Paul of Cafe Art)

With 93 cameras returned from our earlier hand-out of 105 at St Paul's Cathedral the other week, we know it would not be an easy task for our 6 judges to decide on the 20 photographs for the exhibition in October. Out of this, 13 of the photographs will be featured in our 2015 Cafe Art/RPS photography calendar. We are extremely grateful again to Christie's for allowing us the use of one of their Boardrooms at their main auction house at Kings Street in St James's for this year's judging. Located on the 5th floor and away from prying eyes, it was an ideal location for our judges to concentrate on this laborious, and yet exciting, task ahead. We are extremely grateful to the following individuals who came out of their working day (with no expenses paid!) to be part of the panel of Judges: i. Chris Cheesman (News Editor, Amateur Photographer) ii. David Holmes (Photographer) iii. Emma Mapp (Founder, The London Photo Festival) iv. Toby Monk (Recruitment Manager, Christie's) v. Laura McCullagh (Innovations Project Officer, Homeless Link) vi. Michael Pritchard (Director-General, The Royal Photographic Society) So stay tuned for the results and follow us on the journey to the production of our 2015 Cafe Art/RPS calendar ......... [PS. We were informed by one of the photographers that BBC News team did come to St Paul's on our camera hand-out day, and were interviewing participants as they came out from the Crypt. So if you have a copy of that news clip, do let us know!]
Let the battle begin .....

Let the battle begin .....

Narrowing down the choices

Narrowing down the choices

Even more grim faces as there were so many difficult decisions to be made.

Even more grim faces as there were so many difficult decisions to be made.

Getting closer - all will be revealed shortly!

Getting closer - all will be revealed shortly!

 

2 Comments

  1. Hii!! Looking forward to seeing the winning pictures.

    When will the winners be announced?

    • Hi Sana,
      Thanks for your interest and query. We’re just as excited as you are! We shall be manning a photo voting booth at the Arts Market, Spitalfields Market, E1 whereby the 20 winning shots chosen by the judges will be on display from Tues 5th Aug to Sun 10th Aug inclusive. The general pubic will get a chance to vote for their favourite London photograph which could be included in the 2015 calendar!
      We want Londoners to be part of the judging process too, and to share in the talent of these photographers. At the same time, 3 Cafe Art artists who won our trial Apprenticeship Awards will have their own market stall there with us too. So do pop round to say hi and to vote. We look forward to seeing you!

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