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Winners: AOP Student Awards 2016

The Association of Photographers have announced the winners of the 2016 Student Awards. The presentation and party took place at a packed Print Space Gallery in Shoreditch, alongside the exhibition of all finalist images.  The exhibition includes all 55 finalist images, which fall under the themes People, Places or Things. 

Judges James Eckersley, Nigel Harniman & Paul Hill have selected a Best in Category for each category, plus one overall Best in Show. 

Nina Baillie won Best in 'People' category, judged by James Eckersley
Kieran Cashell won Best in 'Places' category, judged by Paul Hill
Sian Oliver won Best in 'Things' category, judged by Nigel Harniman
Jo Cock won Best in Show, agreed by all three judges

Kieran, Sian and Jo are all AOP Student members. 

The judges 

James Eckersley is a portraiture and advertising photographer with an impressive client list. Described as a ‘leading light in contemporary British portraiture’, his work is exhibited in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery. James will judge the People category.

Paul Hill has worked as a photographer for the Guardian and Observer, exhibited regularly since 1970 and has written books on photography. Furthermore he became Director of Creative Photography at Trent Polytechnic Nottingham in 1976, received an MBE for services to photography, and is the first professor of photography practice in a British university. Paul will judge the Places category.

Nigel Harniman has been an automotive photographer for twenty years, specializing in cars but with a vision naturally encompassing landscapes and lifestyle. The juxtaposition of sheet metal and landscapes, whether urban or natural has always intrigued Nigel, the interplay of light, colour and texture. Enjoying every new challenge that quality automotive photography brings – from defined advertising campaigns to the freedom or editorial projects. Nigel will judge the Things category.

The exhibition runs from 29 July - 9 August at The Printspace Gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL

You can see the winners and finalists here 


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