The London Look

The London Look photography competition, a collaboration between the Horniman Museum and lifestyle and culture website Londonist, attracted over 350 entries from both professional and amateur photographers. Participants were asked to consider the varied style of Londoners, and capture the essence of the city through street photography, either spontaneous or posed. It was a pleasure to view and discuss the shortlisted submissions with fellow judges on 10 August 2012.

Sharp Dressed Man © Pete Zelewski

Congratulations to the fourteen finalists including Pete Zelewski and Robbie Ewing for their winning photographs. Zelewski’s portrait of economics student Mishael (shown above) was taken just off of Old Compton Street in London’s Soho, which has been the focus of his long-term project ‘The People of Soho‘. Ewing’s photograph (shown below) was taken near Charing Cross on the day of the Olympic Torch relay event on 26 July 2012. The fourteen photographs will be on display in the Gallery Square of the Horniman Museum from 1-30 September.

Halfway to Heaven. © Robbie Ewing

An Ode to Hill & Adamson

Something rather lovely to share on a Friday; a new video piece by Maisie Maud Broadhead and directed by Jack Cole, titled ‘An Ode to Hill and Adamson‘ (2011). The film was made especially for the National Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition ‘Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present‘ (31 October 2012 – 20 January 2013) and will be shown alongside an 1840s portrait by Scottish photographers David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson.

Broadhead has established herself as an artist whose photographs create modern-day reinterpretations of scenes from historical painting, including in her first UK solo show The House of Fake at the Sarah Myerscough Gallery (2010). Find out more about the artist via her website.