Sony World Photography Awards 2013 - Student Focus Award

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We love to celebrate! Around the world people mark different occasions in a multitude of ways, be it a birthday, wedding, religious festival, political rally, royal ceremony or a sporting occasion.   

This year in the UK we celebrate the Olympics and the Queen's Jubilee. We want you to capture the spirit of an occasion in your country in one image. 

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Entering & Judging

The 2013 Student Focus Jury: 

Led by photographic consultant W.M Hunt (US), the panel is completed with British photographers Leonie Hampton and Jonathan Worth.

W.M. – Bill - Hunt

W. M. HuntW.M. – Bill - Hunt is a New York-based a champion of photography: collector, curator and consultant.  His collection of photographs is the subject of “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious” published by Thames & Hudson in the UK, Aperture in the US and as “L’Oeil Invisible” by Actes Sud in France.  Highlights of the collection have been exhibited at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY and at the Rencontres d’Arles, Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne and FOAM_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.  A dealer for many years, he was a principle in Hasted Hunt and Ricco/Maresca Gallery and responsible for introducing many major contemporary artists in the US. Hunt has been a judge or nominator for World Press Photo, SONY WPO, Prix Pictet, Getty Images, etc.  He has been a longtime board member of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, AIPAD (Association of International Photography and Art Dealers), and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts and for many years he has produced the “Your Picture …” panels for PDN. 

Portrait: coopyright Maritn Schoeller 2010

Leonie Hampton

LeioneAfter graduating in Art History, Léonie Hampton continued her studies in Photography at the London College of Communication. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Paul Huf Award 2009 and the ‘F’ Award for concerned photography 2008. Her work is part of the permanent collection of MEP (Maison Europeenne de la Photographie) and Foam Museum, Amsterdam. It has been exhibited internationally including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, MACRO and the Palazzo Delle Esposizione in Rome, and Foam Museum in Amsterdam. She co-founded and runs Still/Moving, a not-for-profit organisation that runs photography and film workshops and seminars in London. In May 2011 Contrasto published her first book In the Shadow of Things, which was nominated for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2011. Léonie is currently represented by the Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam.

Jonathan Worth

JonathanJonathan works as a photographer, educator and edu-consultant specialising in strategy development and project implementation for educational organisations.
In 2009 Jonathan authored and delivered the world’s first open undergraduate photography class for Coventry University which saw over 35,000 people visit in just one term and was described by WIRED as “shaking up photo-education. In the same year he designed with Peter Woodbridge the world's first "Undergraduate Photography Class in an App".
His photography features in a wide range of international editorial publications and is on permanent collection at the UK’s National Portrait Gallery. His work developing new business models for photographers was described in the European Parliament as “Breaking new ground for photographers” and in 2009 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce in recognition of this.  His work leveraging the social web for photographers was featured in Creative Commons’ The Power Of Open in 2011, as case study for the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (published in 2012). Most recently Jonathan was invited to speak at the Houses of Parliament as part of the UK Government’s copyright legislation review and again in relation to Orphan Works.
Jonathan is Editor at Large of Hungry Eye Magazine.

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