Ollie Smallwood will be a judge for Focus on Society, this year’s ESRC national photographic competition for young people
As a photographer I get inspiration from seeing the work of other photographers and creative minds. Aside from being interested in the content, composition and technical aspects of any image I’m also intrigued by the artists thought process.
Many of the pictures submitted to the ESRC photographic competition over the past two years (since it has been running) have inspired me and have often provoked deliberation and insight into 21st century human behavior. Sitting on the judging panel I have enjoyed the discussions and sometimes even debates, with other judges, over the merits of a particular picture. After all, liking a photograph or any piece of art is subjective and you can’t please all the people all the time! However there are a few areas that the judging panel seems to agree on most of time.
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These are just some of the entries on the theme of ‘Environment’ that we received for our 2014 photographic competition.
Our 2016 photographic competition for young people is now open.
Here’s some inspiration from our 2013 photographic competition with some entries on the theme of ‘Country’.
Next week we’ll be launching our 2016 photographic competition for young people (more details to come at http://www.esrc.ac.uk/photocomp). For the latest on the competition, follow #esrcphoto
Meanwhile, here’s a selection of entries on the theme of ‘Community’ from our 2013 competition.
We are pleased to announce that the ESRC Photographic Competition has been shortlisted for a prestigious CIPR PRide Award. The PRide Awards are ‘a celebration of exceptional talent and a reflection of public relations best practice.’ Here are a selection of winning photographs from the 2015 photographic competition, ‘Changing World’.