Wirral Photo Exhibition – Opening Night

For those of you who read my previous post on the Wirral Photo Exhibition – well here’s the follow-up.

On the evening of Friday 29th June all those individuals who had entered work for the exhibition (and their family and friends) were invited to a private viewing at the Williamson Art Gallery. It was an excellent evening and very busy – in fact it’s usually the galleries busiest night of the year.

I was delighted to see my two pieces up on the wall……and even though I do say so myself I think they stand up pretty well against most of the other photos in the exhibition. Having said that there were a few stand-out shots. The winner, ‘Abandoned Boat’ by Marianthi Lainas, is a beautifully simple image. In fact it also won the landscape round in Practical Photography and Digital Photo magazine’s ‘Photographer Of The Year 2012’ competition. So the standard is pretty high…..I had heard that approx 2/3rds of all entries get rejected. Now that I know the form and standard of work I’ll definitely be entering again next year.

Although I’ve concentrated on the photography part of the competition, I ought to mention that a friend of ours, Tilly Wilkinson, had a very succesful evening as one of three prize winners in the Art section. As a result her enamel wall panel of one of Hartley’s Towers on the Liverpool Dock Estate has now been bought by the Williamson Art Gallery and will form part of it’s permanent collection. Well done Tilly…!!

The exhibition is now open to the public until 9th September – so if you’re local to the Wirral and have an hour or so to spare then pop a long and take a look.

Copyright: © The Photography of Mark Simms (2012). All rights reserved.

4 Responses to “Wirral Photo Exhibition – Opening Night”

  1. Marianthi Lainas

    Thanks for the mention Mark and glad you liked my image! I need to go back to have a proper look at all the work as I ended up doing more chatting than viewing on Friday night. I’ll be sure to look out for your work. Kind regards, Marianthi

    • Mark Simms

      You’re very welcome. I subscribe to PP magazine, so had already seen the photo in question. I voted for your other piece “Foggy Walk” for the Kriterion award as well – I thought that was a beautiful shot too.

      • Marianthi Lainas

        Yes, I didn’t realise I’d won the PP landscape category until I bought the magazine – an email I’d had through from the team said it had finished in the shortlist so I assumed it would just get a print credit – v nice surprise! And thanks for voting for Foggy Walk as well!

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