Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


New Zealand Student Beats Photographers Worldwide


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Zealand Student Beats Photographers Worldwide At 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus

© Kim Annan, New Zealand, Student Finalist, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards


Work to be exhibited at Somerset House, London

Competing for €35,000 worth of Sony photography equipment


AUCKAND, 19 February - A student from The University of Auckland is today named as a finalist for the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus competition, the world’s largest student photography programme and award.

Kim Annan, aged 21, beat entries from over 230 universities worldwide to be named as one of 10 finalists for the Student Focus award. She will now compete against the nine other finalists from as far apart as Singapore to Argentina, to win the overall Student Focus title and €35,000 worth of Sony digital imaging equipment for her college.

Annan’s finalist image, ‘Welcome home’, was taken in response to an initial brief asking student photographers to capture the spirit of celebration in their country.

The image is a classical scene of celebration between two lovers reunited and features Annan’s sister and partner. It was shot with an 8x10 large format view camera, loaded with colour photographic paper instead of film, allowing for the vibrant and negative aesthetics. The 4-minute exposure gives the impression that the busy Britomart Train Station at Auckland is empty.

Annan began working in photography when she was sixteen and went to art school to major in photography. She has always had an interest in conceptual art and felt that photography was the best medium for conveying her concepts. Her recent work has focused on ecological landscapes, the politics of land use and the nature of public space.

On hearing that she has been named a finalist Annan said she “felt the hairs on my neck raise as the news sank in and I am now inspired for the final brief.”

University of Auckland tutor Joyce Campbell comments: “Kim is a very committed and talented photographer and I believe this experience will provide a good deal of momentum at a very important moment in her career. She has just finished her undergraduate study and is going on to postgraduate work. This is a moment of celebration, consolidation for her that is well deserved.”

The image will be shown as part of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at the famous Somerset House, London from 26 April – 12 May. It will also be published in the 2013 edition of the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.

As a finalist, Annan receives a Sony 65 camera and will use it to complete the final brief of the competition to decide the winner. Each student photographer will shoot a set of 6-10 images exploring what the word ‘family’ means to them.

All finalists, including Annan, will be brought to London to find out who has won the 2013 Student Focus title which will be revealed at the glamorous Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony on 25 April.

www.worldphoto.org/studentfocus


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Album Review And Rap Beefs: Tame Impala, Currents.

Tame Impala’s new album Currents has one of the hallmarks of an enduring album. At first listen it seems like good, if somewhat ordinary, pop but as you go back more and more layers unravel revealing deeply rich, expertly crafted songs. More>>

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news