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Sun shines in Newcastle...at last - The Shot Up North (SUN) awards returns to Newcastle in March showcasing the best photography shot in the north of England.
The successful SUN Awards (Shot Up North) returns to Newcastle's Biscuit Factory, this month. The exhibtion, which opens on the 9th March, features superb examples of advertising, design, editorial and fashion photography. photography shot in the north of England. This year the high level of competition meant that just 30 out of a total of 70 entrants had their work accepted.
Following on from strong interest when SUN visited the Biscuit Factory last year, SUN Organiser, Ed Horwich commented: "This is the second year that we've held the awards exhibtion here, we've had such great support from the region. We've seen a significant increase in the numbers of photographers entering from Newcastle and the North East. There is impressive representation from local artists like Mike Slawski and, of course, Mark Westerby who is no stranger to the Biscuit factory, being a regular exhibitor in his own right".
The exhibition showcases a diverse range of talent, from From Rob Withrow's brooding portrait of footballer Wayne Rooney, to breathtaking landscapes by Mike Henderson and Andew Haslam, and Nick Brown's amazing action shot of a canoeist heading over a waterfall.
SUN has been running since 1988, promoting commercial work outside of London, and continues to gain momentum with over forty percent more photographers entering this year, as they see the value of the exposure that the awards bring to their work.
Andy Balman, Gallery Director at the Biscuit Factory, one of this year's judges, was key in selecting the Special Edition series of framed art prints that will also be for sale alongside the Awards images. Newcastle company MPS Photographic, of Carliol Square, are producing the framed prints again this year.
Special Edition features up to forty images from twenty two photographers. Ed continued: "The Special Edition was an innovation we created just for our visit to the Biscuit Factory last year. But the enormous interest and print sales at last year's exhibition mean it is now a regular feature wherever the SUN Awards are exhibited. The prints as well as being superb examples of the best commercial photography are also fantastic images in their own right and people who enjoy the show can buy their own framed prints of their favourite pictures."
For more information visit www.shotupnorth.co.uk