It was a tough choice with many spectacular images to view, but the Foto8 editorial team has made a final selection for the exhibitors of the second Annual Foto8 Awards & Summer Show 2009: a photographic award, exhibition and print fair. The show will take place at Foto8′s gallery HOST from the 24th July – 5th September
I hope you will all be joining us for the annual extravaganza that is the Honduras Street Foto8 Summer Party to launch the exhibition on Friday 24 July. Guest DJ, Ladytron will be in the house, drinks and food served and the show will delight. I look forward to seeing you then and many thanks again for the wonderful submissions from everyone.
The 2009 Summer Show saw an overwhelming response, with over 2300 images entered from 44 different countries, including Bangladesh, Iran, Mexico, Thailand and Turkey. Below we present a full list of photographers selected for the 2009 show.
Abdul Kadir Audah
Craig James David
Jackie Dewe Mathews
Geert De Taeye
For one month, the Summer Show provides London’s greatest spectacle of photography with over 100 images on display – an inspiring variety of framed and mounted images of all shapes and sizes, installed from floor to ceiling. From landscapes and portraiture to documentary, various genres of photography are represented in the exhibition. The final selection of photographs, chosen by Foto8 editors, is available for sale to the public. The print exhibition kicked off this year with DJ Mira and a street festival taking over Honduras Street, EC1, on 24 July. It runs until 5 September.
Our 2009 judges will choose their favourite piece of work to be named “Best in Show” and awarded the prize of £1500. A second award, “The People’s Choice” will be decided from the votes cast by public visitors to the gallery during the show.
Thanks to our panel
Diana Ewer, Director, TAG Fine Art
Richard Kalman, Director, Crane Kalman Gallery Brighton
Simon Norfolk, Photographer
Andrea Stern, Head of Images, Victoria and Albert Museum
Graham Wood, Director of Photography, The Times Magazine
Exhibited images from the 2009 Foto8 Summer Show here
Summer Show 2009 Catalogue,
Oh What A Night
The Launch Night! Surely London’s biggest photography street party? Estimates put the attendance at 700 and it all went off without a hitch. Perhaps some portaloos next year eh? And another 1000 beers maybe too. Here is a selection of images from the 24th July courtesy of Dougie, Emile, Josh and Liz. Thanks guys and thank you ALL for coming! The shows on until 5th September. Remember to Vote for the people’s choice when you visit the gallery before the 17th August! The show runs until 5 September.