23 July – 13 September 2008
Foto8, in association with HOST gallery, presents the first annual Foto8 Summershow – a celebration of the best in reportage, portraiture and landscape photography, where emerging and established photographers come together to exhibit their work and sell prints.

Foto8 is committed to engaging audiences. In 2008, this commitment will be culminated into the first annual Summershow where audiences will experience Foto8 quality photography while also being able to purchase affordably-priced prints. Rarely has this type of event been accessible in London, as Foto8 hopes to pave the way for beautiful, inspirational and affordable photography.

Photographers have been encouraged to submit entries of their work, as single images or as a short series, to be considered for inclusion in the Summershow. Images will be chosen according to aesthetics and substance, yet all works, regardless of photographic genre, will be considered to allow for a wide-range of styles to be exhibited. Audiences can expect to see the work of emerging and established photographers on display in the one space for this seven-week long event.

Our expert judging panel, comprising of Chris Boot, Zelda Cheatle, Ken Grant, Jon Levy, Steve MacLeod and Di Poole, will ultimately choose the Best in Show, presenting one person with £1,000 for their winning entry.

The Best in Show for the 2008 Foto8 Summershow was awarded to Guido Castagnoli for his image Provincial Japan. The Popular Vote award went to Dougie Wallace for Swimmers.

View all selected images from the 2008 Summershow here.