We are very pleased to be able to welcome Mildren Homes as the new sponsor for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition.
Along with the support that they have already afforded the IWPOY they will be hosting a second exhibition of the thirty shortlisted entries later in 2016. Fairly central to the Island the new exhibition will be held at Gatcombe Manor, situated just outside Newport so please keep checking this website for confirmation of the dates.
“Mildren Homes is a forward thinking new home developer with a real commitment to the traditional values of quality, craftsmanship and service. Established in 2010 during one of the worst economic recessions in living history, Mildren Homes have bucked the trend and have delivered hundreds of new homes totalling tens of millions of pounds across the South of England. Continue reading
Early yesterday evening the Isle of Wight twinned with the Netherlands for the final stage in the judging of the 2015 IWPOY photographic competition. Throughout the week the judges, Frank Doorhof international photographer & educator along with David Betts well known Island and South Coast wedding & portrait photographer, considered their selections for the shortlist of 30 images.
This culminated in face-to-face video meeting between Frank and David to discuss the finer points of the competition and decide on the winning top three photographs. Both were thinking along the same lines as they reached agreement fairly easily.
Therefore, we are very pleased to announce that the 30 photographs chosen for the IWPOY shortlist 2015 have been uploaded and are now ready for viewing online using the Galleries menu option on this site or by clicking this link: http://www.wightphoto.com/2015_shortlist
We would like to thank both Frank and David for their sterling work in judging this competition and for all of the 224 entries we received this year. All shortlisted photographers will be invited to the awards presentation evening 23rd January 2016 where the top three winners will be announced.
We are very excited that both judges will be there for the awards and great news too that Frank will be launching an exhibition of some of his own work at Dimbola Museum & Galleries to run alongside the main exhibition.
We will also have more news soon about a second exhibition venue for 2016 so as they say watch this space and as always thanks to everyone for their support.
The Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year organisers have great pleasure in announcing the first judge for the 2015 competition is the internationally renown photographer and trainer Frank Doorhof. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome and thank Frank, along with his wife Annewiek, for agreeing to take part in the IWPOY this year and we very much look forward to catching up with them both at the awards presentation evening in January 2016.
We are sure that most of you will already have seen Frank’s work online, at Kelby One training, maybe you met him at the photography show earlier in the year or his website www.frankdoorhof.com , but for now just sit back and enjoy Frank’s Bio, it certainly makes for some interesting reading.
Frank was born on May 6th 1971 in Amsterdam. His parents and grandparents were very active with photography and film, so Frank was already in contact with photography and film at a very young age. Especially his grandfather had a deep impact on him and inspired him from the start to pick up photography. At a young age the whole family moved to the NoordOostPolder, now part of Flevoland. A wonderful area of the Netherlands with great nature and lots of photo opportunities.
At the start nature and sports were the primary interests and especially animals in motion were a subject that was photographed with passion, this passion for movement became later a prime subject in the model photography. After many years of shooting analogue mainly as a hobby Frank picked up video and completely switched to the video side of imaging. At that moment he had started a computer company together with his wife Annewiek and they were living in Zwolle. Continue reading
The IWPOY judges have now selected their 30 images for the Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist.
Thank you to everyone who entered their photos and made the standard so high. There were 351 entries and the 30 chosen entries will form a great exhibition for Dimbola at the start of 2014.
Congratulations to all that entered and made the shortlist, the winners will be announced at a special (invitation only) awards evening and exhibition launch on Saturday 11th January 2014.
Photographers with photos that have been selected are currently being notified via email.
Click on the link above to see the shortlisted entries.
The Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year (IWPOY) competition closed on 28th November 2013 – thank you to all those who entered – the task of now judging the exhibition shortlist and winner is about to take place.
We hope to have the shortlisted exhibition gallery uploaded and online next week and look forward to meeting all of the lucky photographers in January 2014.
Watch this space for more details coming soon…
We are very pleased that Rachel Flynn has agreed to be one of the Judges for this year’s Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition, bringing with her new skills and expertise that will ensure the success of the IWPOY exhibitions running throughout 2014.
Rachel Flynn was born and brought up on the Isle of Wight before leaving to study Art History at the University of Bristol. In 2008 she completed a Masters course gaining a distinction for her study of the Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and in 2012 went on to complete a PhD which examined the life and work of British artist Graham Sutherland.
She has curated a range of exhibitions for National Museum Wales where she was employed as Assistant Curator of Historic Art, has a number of publications and a forthcoming book on Sutherland (Autumn 2014) and has delivered talks and teaching across the UK at venues including Tate Britain and Modern Art Oxford. In Spring 2013 she returned to the Island, taking up the position of Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.
We have great pleasure in welcoming back David Betts as one of the three judges for the 2013 IWPOY competition. David has been working in photography, on the Island and South Coast for over 30 years and gained a reputation as one of the Island’s foremost Wedding and Portrait photographers.
In the past David was a member of a local photographic society where he worked mainly in black and white, he gives talks about photography and judges club competitions from time to time. At present he and his partner Heather are involved in wedding photography but they are always on the look-out for new projects.
David has been published in various photographic magazines and in his own book ‘Island Maidens’. Earlier in his career he produced several calendars showing both his skill in photographing the ‘female form’ and local landscapes of the Isle of Wight.
We are very pleased to announce Christian Warren (Style of Wight Magazine) as our final judge for the 2013 competition. Christian worked as a professional in the photographic and design industry for nearly 20 years. From the age of 17 he trained for 4 years in a commercial studio environment. Working initially in processes and developing skills of a colour darkroom, colour hand printing, developing films and transparencies. It was here he earned his ‘LMPA’ Then moving into the studio as assistant to the chief photographer.
He then worked for major high street chains as a packaging photographer; clients included John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Asda, BQ and the agency in house brand. Work varied from lifestyle and conceptual imagery to pack shots and product photography, but was always closely tied into product development and trend forecasting.
After a 3 year spell working self-employed for various clients, commercial and private Christian set up a Lifestyle magazine on the Isle of Wight. Style of Wight is a high end visually design led lifestyle publication. His role is still heavily focused on design and photography; but more as a creative director. This role has seen his style fully develop and he has gained a wealth of experience and expertise across most if not all of the photographic disciplines from food and fashion to weddings and reportage.