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Funny little Owls and My Perspectives…….June 2016

 

FUNNY LITTLE OWLS AND MY PERSPECTIVES…….JUNE 2016

So, I have mostly been photographing some little owls and some big owls and even a fat tailed Gerbil called Janet!!!

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MY PERSPECTIVES

A few years ago I curated a touring exhibition that was concerned with all aspects of Down’s syndrome called Shifting Perspectives.

One of the spin offs from this was the My Perspective photographic competition, which is still going strong thanks once again to Katie Pinnock and her team at GlaxoSmithKline for their continued support of this competition and the ceremony.

Of the 250 entries entered into the competition I am tasked to ‘whittle’ it down to 25 images which are then sent off to a panel of judges to select their favourites. The annual competition is open to anyone with Down’s syndrome and the only rules are that:

1. You must have Down’s syndrome.

2. You must have taken the photograph yourself.

This years entries were again outstanding and it was very difficult to edit them down. The eventual winner was Emily Buck and two photographers shared second place – Steven Padmore’s “Raindrops on my Window” and Carlos Biggemann’s “Colours of Fire”

Carlos’ picture also won a new award for international photographers and he flew all the way from New Zealand to attend the awards ceremony!

David Kenward, who won My Perspective in 2015, was there to present the awards alongside Dame Judi Dench, patron of the DSA.

The My Perspectives awards ceremony, held each year at the Orangery in Kew gardens and is possibly my favourite night of the year.

Buck, Emily - 1Emily Buck – Winner of the My Perspective 2016 photography competition.

Biggemann, Carlos - 2Carlos Biggemann – Runner-up of the My Perspective 2016 photography competition.

Padmore, Steven - 2Steven Padmore – Runner-up of the My Perspective 2016 photography competition.

Davies, Rory - 1Rory Davies – Finalist of the My Perspective 2016 photography competition.

Chamalidou, Konstantina - 2Konstantina Chamilodou- Finalist of the My Perspective 2016 photography competition.

Phippen, Ed - 3

Ed Phippen- Finalist of the My Perspective 2016 photography competition.