Jodie Krause’s elation of winning consecutive ESRC photographic competition awards

Jodie Krause has just started an Art Foundation in Design and Media majoring in her main passion, photography.  Jodie’s work focuses around people viewed through a psychological lens, as well as natural and man-made landscapes. She is also interested in the application of digital methods in photography.

Jodie considers herself  “honoured” to have won consecutive ESRC  photography awards, in 2014 and 2015. She has been selected by the ESRC as a judge for its 2016 photography competition, Focus on Society.

jodie krause

It’s hard for me to find the right word to describe what I felt when I won the ‘Friends and Family’ category of the ERSC photographic competition in 2014 – maybe ‘thrilled’ will fit. I was even more bowled over when I was privileged enough to also win the ‘judges’ favourite’ prize.

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Five steps on how to take the perfect snap – an ESRC photographic competition judge’s insight

Ollie Smallwood will be a judge for Focus on Society, this year’s ESRC national photographic competition for young people

Ollie Smallwood

Ollie Smallwood

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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