From over 3000 entries across all continents of the world, the selection panel - including photographic artist Tom Hunter HonFRPS and the Guardian's Head of Photography Roger Tooth FRPS selected 123 prints for the 2012 exhibition.
“The variety of the themes amongst the winning images is breathtaking; from the Goths lost in music at the gig, completely transfixed in their devotion to an unknown (by the viewer) band, to two girls on a beach watching a plane fly by. The power of these strikingly graphic black and white images drew me in and held my gaze and created wonder at the world in all its photographic details. While the subtle beauty of the colours and space in the ‘snorkeler’ keeps me finding more and more to look at and lose myself in. The winning image of the girl with the deer, takes me on many imaginary journeys through narratives from fairy tales to modern day stories of hope and despair.
It’s truly amazing, the power that photography has to capture, inform, transform and to create imagination and that’s exactly what this great exhibition of photographs does”. Tom Hunter HonFRPS, 2012 selector
Gold Award: Gaby Wood (UK), Dead Deer
Under 25 Gold Award: Matthew Town (UK), Fencer
Silver Awards: Amanda-Jane Bollini (UK), Poppy and Honey at Pett Level, Winchelsea Beach; Daniel Lilley (UK), Snorkeler
Bronze Awards: Gordon Bramham ARPS (UK), Rain Raven; Chrissie Westgate FRPS (UK) Watching the Band; Yao Wei (China), The Bathing Festival
Allen and Overy Award (on the theme of Change): Bill Cooper (UK), Urban Renewal, Hoxton
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2012 Selection Panel:
Ian Beesley HonFRPS: Social Documentary Photographer, Course Leader MA Photography at University of Bolton
Sandy Cleland FRPS: Nature and Pictorial Photographer, RPS Distinctions Advisory & Fellowship Boards
Tom Hunter HonFRPS: Photographic artist, Professor & Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Vanessa Slawson FRPS: Documentary & Creative Photographer, LRPS Panel Chairperson
Roger Tooth FRPS: Head of Photography, The Guardian and Observer
Organised by The Royal Photographic Society, the International Print Exhibition 155 was sponsored by international legal practice Allen & Overy LLP.
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