I am delighted to discover that I have also won both the Documentary and Landscape categories in this years Julia Margaret Cameron awards! Again, my complete and sincere thanks to the JMC judging panelfor selecting my work, which I hope will help to highlight some of the issues illustrated below :
WINNER DOCUMENTARY SINGLE :
This is Kate Morrissey who received a custodial sentence as a result of her heroin addiction. She is now an NHS manager, and leads campaigns to bring about reform of the criminal justice system. See her moving and inspiring TED talk “Do we truly believe in rehabilitation?”
WINNER LANDSCAPE SERIES :
‘More Wallander than Broadchurch, this small seaside hamlet sits between vast wastelands and the Channel. A singular ribbon of mid-century houses, with strange street furniture and incongruous planting, standing in exposed isolation at the Edge of England’. A series from my project Urban Palms.
HONORABLE MENTION DOCUMENTARY SERIES :
These images were taken last year on the road from Cardiff to Greenham Common. I documented a reenactment of the nine day 110 mile protest march that started the Greenham Women’s Peace Camp – the largest female-led protest since suffrage. To find out more about this initiative please take a look at the work by activist group Greenham Women Everywhere, or check out my previous blog post on this event here.
Massive congratulations to all the other winners and finalists in this year’s JMC awards.
I have just been announced as a winner in the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron awards. This is hugely exciting and I am very grateful to the judging panel.
The JMC awards, an international photography competition for women photographers, take their name from one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century Julia Margaret Cameron recognising her pioneering contribution to photography.
Big shout out to the incredible team of creatives who worked on this fashion story with me, freely giving of their time and talent :
Talent : Kate Orr & family
Art director : Jo Bell
Fashion stylist : Sophie Kenningham @ Frank Agency
Makeup & Hair artist : Dina Catchpole @ Frank Agency
Photography Assistant : Julie Stewart
Thanks also to Victoria Gaiger, the founder & Creative Director at RakesProgress magazine, for featuring this work in her award-winning publication.
With the recent demise of the ‘traditional’ glossy magazine, I am grateful for independent publications like RakesProgress, and photography awards such as the JMC, as important spaces for photographers and other creatives to showcase personal projects.
Many thanks again for taking the time to look and read.