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Good news from LensCulture

I recently received a very pleasantly surprising email from LensCulture…

LensCulture told me that they complete an annual review each year of all submissions to all their competitions – this is thousands of submissions from 145 countries.  In the review they look at the ratings of all the submissions to find out which entries were highly-rated.

My series, ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow‘ was among the highly-rated entries for the whole year – thank you LensCulture for the encouragement!

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Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – B3311 (1)

I entered this series into their Earth Awards 2015 competition – showcasing photography inspired by our planet. This image (above) was also featured in their Competition Gallery.

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow‘ is an abstract study of time, colour and movement in the vibrant hedges of Cornwall’s ancient, winding roads. The series also explores the Flow State – where your attention is so focused that existence is temporarily suspended as you become one with an activity.

For almost 10 years, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. They look for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

 

 

Cornish Roads at Life Framer X Juraplatz

One of my images from Cornish Roads (Hedges), in Flow has been included in the LIFE FRAMER X JURAPLATZ Exhibition in Biel, Switzerland!

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Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

 

Dates: 12-18 December 2015

Venue: Juraplatz Art Space // Juraplatz, 2502 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

The exhibition features winners and selected shortlisted photographers. from the 2015 Life Framer Awards.  Life Framer is a photography award designed to source and showcase beautiful and honest photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers.

My image was awarded one of the Honourable Mentions in the Colours category.

Juraplatz is a nonprofit independent Public Art Space and works as a satellite for international artists and festivals. It has been hosting  exhibitions such as Joan Fontcuberta (Hasselblad Award 2013) and Timo Arnall and Augustin Rebetez (Foam Magazine Talent 2013).

Evergreen in LIP Annual Exhibition – until 1st November

My photograph, Evergreen, is part of the 27th London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition.  The exhibition is open daily until the 1st November at:

EMBASSY TEA GALLERY
195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN

Opening times:
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm
Last day Sunday, 1 November closing at 4pm

Evergreen

Evergreen

The exhibition features 119 images from 71 photographers, selected by Laura Pannack (multi award-winning London based photographer, focusing on social documentary and portraiture), Mike Poloway (editorial and corporate photographer and educator based in Manchester) and Greg Lucas (senior lecturer in photography, De Montfort University).

London Independent Photography is a community organisation for amateur and professional photographers with more than 500 members.  Activities are designed to bring together photographers with different interests and levels of expertise who wish to develop their personal approach to photography, improve their skills and gain recognition for their work.

The Embassy Tea Gallery is owned by Artists Studio Company Limited (ASC), a major registered charity that exists to support visual artists, promote art and educate the public in the arts.

London Project / Traces in fLIP 31 – out now!

Issue 31 of fLIP magazine – for London Independent Photography – is out now!

This edition  has the overarching theme ‘Neighbouhood’ and includes an exploration of the different geographical areas and communities in London.

This photograph from my series ‘London Project /Traces is in the section ‘HOW WE SEE: NEIGHBOURHOOD’

Untitled - London Project / Traces

Untitled – London Project / Traces

Offering an independent voice for photographic practice in London, and costing a very reasonable £4.00, fLIP is published 3 times per year to engage readers in a wider dialogue concerning diverse approaches to photography.

fLIP issue 31 is avaliable from the following stockists:

Online:

London:

  • Photographers Gallery Bookshop, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
  • National Portrait Gallery Bookshop, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
  • Whitechapel Gallery Bookshop, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
  • Serpentine Gallery Bookshop, Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3XA
  • Eastside Books, 166 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Cardiff: 

  • Third Floor Gallery, 102 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AD

Finalist in 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards!

I’m quite astonished and really happy to say that my photographs have achieved Finalist in 4 categories of the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers!

The selected photographs are each from 4 different projects (click on the links to find out about each series):

London Project/Traces (work in progress)

Ophelia

Adventures in a Suburban Garden

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Ophelia 4

Ophelia 4

 

Part of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women photographers worldwide. With 17 categories, Photographers are invited to submit work in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought.

This year 1203 photographers from 51 countries submitted 6804 images. Congratulations to all the other winning entries!

 

I was Finalist in the following categories; click on the links to see the whole selection:

Winners gallery – People, Culture and Daily Life

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - People Culture and Daily Life

No48 nightbus, London (from London Project/Traces) – Finalist – People Culture and Daily Life

 

Winners gallery – Alternative Processes

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Alternative Processes

Ophelia 4 (from Ophelia) – Finalist – Alternative Processes

 

Winners gallery – Digital Manipulation

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Digital Manipulation

Untitled (from Adventures in a Suburban Garden) – Finalist – Digital Manipulation

 

Winners gallery – Still Life and Abstractions

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Still Life and Abstractions

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow (B3306-1) – Finalist – Still Life and Abstractions

 

 

PH21 Gallery Solo Call – Finalist!

PH21 Gallery are running an international competition to find photographic artists for solo exhibition at their space in Budapest.  My proposal to show Chasing Shadows (projection) has been selected as a finalist!

Congratulations to all the other finalists, and I look forward to seeing the final exhibition – whoever it is!

Here’s an image from Chasing Shadows – you can see the rest of the series, and read about this project on my website: www.njmaskrey.com

Chasing Shadows - wire window

Chasing Shadows – wire window

Here’s a link to some documentation about Chasing Shadows as a projection at Islington Exhibits 2013, where it won the Artists Award.

PH21 Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space established in 2012 in Budapest, Hungary. The mission of the gallery is to provide group and solo exhibition opportunities and international exposure for contemporary photographers around the world.

Honourable Mention in 2015 IPA One Shot!

My photograph ‘North London street, reflected’ has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2015 IPA One Shot Competition!

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

The theme of the competition was ‘Home’, with photographers invited to submit a single image.  The three categories were Perception, Person, or Place.  Here’s a link to the full list of all of the IPA One Shot Honourable Mentions

And here are the IPA One Shot Winners – Congratulations to them!

Here’s a screenshot of my work in the Place section of the Honourable Mentions list – also including Lucian Parvulescu and Mitja Kobal – I love the richness of both their photographs.

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excerpt from IPA Honourable Mentions list

Here’s another screenshot of my photograph with it’s description (click here to read on the IPA webpage)

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Screenshot of IPA page

The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, a non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.

Motorway Bridge M3, in LENSCRATCH 2015 Cell Phone exhibition

This photograph of the Fleet M3 service station bridge is in the latest online group exhibition by LENSCRATCH: 2015 Cell Phone exhibtion.

Motorway Service Station Bridge, M3, Fleet, UK

Motorway Service Station Bridge, M3, Fleet, UK

There was such beautiful light that day. I love the juxtaposition of the trees and layers of reflections with the structure of the bridge and its fading corrugated roof.

There’s a really eclectic range of photographs in the exhibition, taken with mobile phone cameras all over the world. It’s well worth a look.

Considered one of the ten photography blogs you should read, LENSCRATCH is a daily journal that explores contemporary photography. Since its inception in 2007, LENSCRATCH has featured the work of thousands of photographers, has provided a platform to launch numerous portfolios, and has been a media partner to numerous photography festivals.

Evergreen: Mobile Photo Network / Format Festival 2015

My photograph Evergreen was selected for the Mobile Photo Network’s #formatevidence interactive exhibition at this year’s Format International Photography festival!

Evergreen

Evergreen

 

MPN made 4 curated selections over the 4 weeks of the festival – this was in week 2.  To see the full list of photographers included here click through to the image on instagram. From there you can also see the other 3 curated displays.

Mobile Photography Network / Format Festival #format evidence

Mobile Photography Network / Format Festival #format evidence

Throughout FORMAT festival, MPN invited instagram users to submit photographs on the theme of personal evidence.  They printed the best images that explored the theme of EVIDENCE in original and insightful ways, for exhibition from 13th March – 12th April 2015.

This interactive exhibition invited participants to select a photograph and engage with the photographer by reworking the image.  Camdiary made this great reinterpretation of mine (here it is on instagram):

Camdiary's abstract reinterpretion

Camdiary’s abstract reinterpretation

 

And finally, here’s the full selection of curated images from across the 4 weeks (see it on instagram here):

#formatevidence MPN full selection

#formatevidence MPN full selection

 

Thank you to Mobile Photo Network and Format Festival for the opportunity to take part!

Founded by Oliver Lang and Misho Baranovi,  Mobile Photo Network is dedicated to quality mobile photography. You can find them on instagram here.

FORMAT is one of the UK’s leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and internationally. The 2013 festival welcomed over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

Cornish Roads (hedges) in LensCulture Earth Awards

I’m really happy to say that LensCulture have shared an image from my series ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow’ in the competition gallery for their Earth Awards 2015!

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – B3306

Shot entirely on an iphone5s ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow’ is an abstract study of time, colour, movement, and the flow-state, captured in the vibrant hedges that line some of Cornwall’s twisting ancient roads. You can see the series in full on my LensCulture profile, and also my website.

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow - LensCulture Eart Awards Competition Gallery

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – LensCulture Earth Awards Competition Gallery

The other work you can see here is by Christina and Eusebio Saenz De Santamaria, Christian Vizl, Joshua Sainana, and Heiko Hellwig.  To see more entries featured in the online gallery click here.

The inaugural LensCulture Earth Awards is their first call for photography focused on the planet. LensCulture are awarding $25,000 in cash grants as well as video projections at international photo festivals. From artful and conceptual examinations of our diverse relationships to Earth, to journalistic exposés of environmental concerns or the stories of the good work being done to address them, photography is a force that defines how we see—and live in—the world.

LensCulture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography. They are committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. They look for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.