Graduate Awards 2020
Prize from Emma Bowkett at FT weekend magazine
Wilson Centre for Photography Prize
Simon Bishop Prize
Prize from Niamh Treacy at Format Festival
Thank you for inviting FORMAT and myself to present an award to your graduates this year. It's been so nice to look through their work this afternoon. It's been a really hard decision to make; I could have very easily selected multiple winners. They should all be proud of the work created especially in the face of a pandemic!
Paul Smith Prize
Spacey and visual!
Photographers' Gallery instagram take-over
Metro Imaging Mentorship Award
Prize from Hannah Watson at TJBouting
Tami Aftab's final project I chose as the winner as it possessed not only a strong visual identity and voice, but was thoughtfully presented for exhibition. The combination of text, audio and video with the still images held together very cohesively. Even seeing it as a pdf she had given a really clear idea of the 3d concept and backed it up with the images and content of the project. Well done to Tami.
Zoe Tigner-Haus also is to be commended on a strong conceptual and very well executed presentation. And Kaplan Urul for work that suited well the planned exhibition space. I like the way both had used the opportunities to experiment with spaces and installations that otherwise might not be a reality!
Congratulations to all graduates and wish you all the best for the future.