Book of the Week: LPA Portraiture Awards

Share the Blurb:
pin it button Book of the Week: LPA Portraiture Awards

 

When the call for entries went out for Let’s Face It 7, an annual portraiture competition produced by the London Photographic Association, the guidelines were simple: “We encourage photographers to interpret the brief in the widest sense, portraying your subjects with emphasis on their identity as individuals.”

The competition winners – preserved for posterity in LPA Portraiture Awards – do an amazing job of it, and also bring forth the individualism of the photographers in striking variety.

lpa awards 1 Book of the Week: LPA Portraiture Awards

Photos were judged in two categories. In the Single Image category, Gold Prize winner Luca Sage captures the competitive defiance of a youth soccer team from Ivory Coast. Several of the boys are barefoot; their equipment is ragged, but their faces dare you to meet them on their dusty soccer pitch.

In the Series category, Polish photographer Michal Giedrojc transposes his subjects to surrealist black-and-white dreamscapes: endless bleak fields where they stand alone and uncomfortable, with one prop each to ground them.

lpa awards 2 Book of the Week: LPA Portraiture Awards

The runners-up in each category are also marvelous, displaying a broad range of emotion and viewpoint with unwavering creativity and skill.

You can find the LPA Portraiture Awards book in the Blurb online bookstore. For more information about the London Photographic Association, visit their website at london-photographic-association.com

Share the Blurb:
pin it button Book of the Week: LPA Portraiture Awards

One Comment

  1. Beautiful book–well done! Amazing portraits, all around, too. . . Cindy

      April 14, 2011 – 6:07 am   Permalink

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

(required)
(required, not published)

noshow