Photographic Award

Photographic Award

By hattie- IdeasTap 01/10/10

In association with Magnum Photos, we held our Photographic Award exhibition at IdeasTap HQ last night. A good time was had, and three winners (pictured here with IdeasTap chairman Peter De Haan and judge Ian Berry) were chosen out of the nine finalists...

Last night saw the culmination of much hard work here at IdeasTap: it was the exhibition of our nine Photographic Award finalists, in conjunction with our partner, Magnum Photos. The finalists submitted work in three categories:



Nick Scaife

Pierfrancesco Celada

Sarah Fishlock



Sam Seager

Ed Thompson

Stuart Matthews



Hayley Louisa Brown

Max Downer

Nazare Soares


Three overall finalists from each catagory were selected and won £2,500 each, (pictured above, respectively):

Pierfrancesco Celada won the Photojournalism category with his beautiful project, I Wish I Knew Your Name, which was photographed in the Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka megalopolis. See Pierfrancesco’s winning project.

In the Environmental strand, Stuart Matthews won with his touching photos of Bangladesh after Cyclone Aila hit, but Ed Thompson was also awarded a special prize for his photos of rescued battery hens.

See Stuart Matthews’s winning project.

Max Downer won the Conceptual category with his epic landscapes of desolate man-made environments. See Max Downer’s winning project.


The next stage will be an exhibition in Spring 2011 with five photographs from each of the three winners. They will also be submitting a Magnum in Motion photo essay. From there, an overall winner will be chosen and awarded £5,000 plus a paid internship at Magnum and a trip to New York to work with the Magnum in Motion team.


Judges for the award included:

Award-winning Magnum photographer Ian Berry

John Downing MBE, award-winning photojournalist

Sophie Wright, Print Room and Cultural Director, Magnum Photos

Alex Webb, IdeasTap member and Founder/curator of Fourteen-Nineteen

Kate Day, Communities Editor, Telegraph Photography Blog


CLICK HERE to view a gallery of images from the party.

You can see all finalists’ work at Photomonth Photolounge at The Old Truman brewery from 14 to 17 October.

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