A warm welcome to former press and celebrity photographer Larry Ellis as a judge for this year’s IWPOY.
Press Photographer Larry Ellis was born in East London in 1931. Like many who were eager to join the rank and file of Fleet Street, he started at the bottom – as a messenger boy for Central Press Photos – before quickly progressing to darkrooms and assignment work.
In 1951 he joined the Press Association and was taken on by the Daily Express, soon working his way up to be their official Show Business Photographer. In fact Larry performed a dual role he’d shoot celebrities for the Daily Express during the week and would switch to sports coverage over the weekend for the Sunday Express – predominantly football, rugby, golf and cricket.
Larry, now retired lives on the Isle of Wight and can still talk the hind legs off of a donkey. In fairness to the Donkey Sanctuary we will keep that location under wraps – his favourite phrase is “to cut a long story short…” but he never does! Continue reading
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The Island Photo Show 2009 hosted by the Island Photo Centre is the most comprehensive imaging event ever to be staged on the Isle of Wight and will cover all of your needs from image capture through to output and beyond.
The entire weekend 7th-8th November, will provide demonstrations from many of the leading lights in the photographic market. Including the latest digital cameras and processing equipment from … Nikon, Olympus , Fuji , Ricoh , Pentax , Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lyson , Slik , Tamrac , Tokina and Kenro to name but a few. Continue reading
This is the final call for Isle of Wight photographers to register and enter this year’s IWPOY 2009. Local photographers have less than one week left to capture their winning image for this competition.
For those budding or accomplished photographers that are wondering whether to have a go, there’s still just enough time to register and enter. Those that have already registered don’t leave it much longer to get your photographs in! This year’s IWPOY competition closes on 18th October 11.59 p.m. Continue reading
The IWPOY is very pleased to welcome former Fleet Street photographer and freelance writer Bob Aylott as the second judge for this year’s competition.
At 15 Bob started his career in journalism by becoming tea boy at ‘The Sport & General Press Agency’. He later moved into the darkroom at ‘Fox Photos’ and became a photographer in 1967 with ‘The Keystone Press Agency’. In 1968 he was named British News Photographer of the Year; he joined the Daily Sketch and the Daily Mail in 1969 and then went on to The National Enquirer based in Los Angeles.
He returned to London in 1987 to join Express newspapers and The Daily Star. As an award winning photographer he covered assignments around the world and won numerous awards including Colour Sequence of the Year and a World Press Award for his prison pictures of killer Charles Manson.
We are very grateful to Bob for agreeing to assist with the judging this year and a special thanks to him for donating a copy of his new book ‘The Isle of Wight Festival 1970: Six Days That Rocked The World’ as an additional prize for the overall winner. For the full story on this exciting new book click HERE:
The IWPOY organisers and Friends of Newport Minster are exceptionally pleased with the response to the ‘Church at the Heart of the Island’ competition.
Photographers can take this notice as their final call. If you’ve decided to leave it till the last minute, then this is the last minute, as the competition will close for entries at midnight tomorrow Wednesday 27th May 2009 or for the pedantic 11.59 pm. With well over 200 entries already there is just time to get a few more in.
Remember to check out the rules and competition theme carefully, give the judges a hard time and Good Luck to everyone! You can view all of the entries HERE:
Today Angel Radio the Island’s first community radio station goes photo crazy, the programme schedule today is all about photography with a little pre 1959 music thrown in.
Angel Radio Presenter Ian Mitchell talks about photography and interviews Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year organiser Gary Early on all aspects of the Islands Annual Photographic Competition.
We are very pleased to be able to announce the judges for this year’s ‘Church at the Heart of the Island’ competition. Two of the judges Jennifer and Chris have judged the IWPOY in previous years and they are well aware of the difficult task ahead. We would also like to welcome Rodney onboard as the representative of the ‘Friends of the Minster’ and one of the main supporters of this competition. Continue reading