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 wish to take this opportunity to thank all the entrants for their photographs, commiserate with those not selected and congratulate those who will be exhibiting during August.

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.

Jon Levy


The Entrants

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.

Helen Aikman
Julio Aracil
Tigran Asatrjan
Abdul Kadir Audah
Nick Ballon
Jason Bascombe
Andrew Bevington
Rachel Bevis
Michael Bodiam
Bill Bold
Ales Bravnicar
Camilla Broadbent
Jorg Bruggemann
Craig James David
Radek Burda
J Carrier
Ryan Carter
David Chanceller
Poras Chaudhary
Alex Christofides
Eleanor Cleasby
Etienne Clement
Christopher Coplans
Bill Crandal
Maciej Dakowicz
Phillip Dembinski
Alvaro Deprit
Luca Desienna
Jackie Dewe Mathews
Stephanie Diani
Alinka Echeverria
Joakim Eneroth
Sheridan Flynn
Susie Forman
Linda Forsell
Paul Freeman

Jan Fyfe
Sean GallagherJo Gane
Dan Giannopoulus
Chiara Goia
Marcin Gradowiecki
David Graham
Emily Graham
David Gray
Robert Hackman
Pal Hansen
Joschi Herczeg
Samuel Hicks
Jason Hindley
Adam Hinton
Eveliina Hujanen
Amy Johansson
Steven Joyce
Oli Kellett
Kazuaki Kiryu
Sofie Knijff
Johannes Kroemer
Georgia Kuhn
Kellie Kulton
Inzanjeano Latif
Claudia Leisinger
Rita Leistner
Sarah Leybourn
Frederic Lezmi
Clemence de Limburg
David Lindsay
Reinaldo Louriero
Judith Lyons
Jon Mackenzie
Tracey Mancenido and
James Tribble
Lyndsay Martin

Martin Middlebrook
Sophie Mitchell
Antonella Monzoni
Anna Moller
Kate Moyse
Alfonso Moral
Charlotte Player
Maeliss Preux
Alessandro Puccinelli
Domenico Pugliese
Wendy Pye
Charlotte Rea
Joel Redman
Mike Roelofs
Rupert Sagar-Musgrave
Chloe Sells
Erica Shires
Moritz Steiger
Geert De Taeye
Anastasia Taylor-Lind
Kurt Tong
Abbie Trayler-Smith
Corinne Vionnet
Sipke Visser
Evangelia Voutsaki
Lori Vrba
Richard Wainwright
Dougie Wallace
Tomas Werner
Torben Weiss
Tom White
Lisa Wiltse
Ollie Woods
Antonia Zennaro

The Exhibition

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.

The Awards
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.