|The winning image taken by Alex Howe. |
Alex Howe scooped first prize for his haunting image of Derrick Coyle, the Tower of London's Yeoman Raven Master, staring ominously at the sky while clutching one of his charges. The shot, taken on Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 4 x 5in Quickload illustrates the legend that the White Tower will crumble and the Kingdom of England will fall if the birds leave the site.
Alex wins 60 sheets of Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 4 x 5in Quickload, £350 worth of B+W Filter products, £100 worth of services from Genesis Imaging and one years free subscription to Black and White Photography Magazine. Superstition had the backing of B+W Filters, Genesis Imaging and Black and White Photography Magazine who all provided prizes for the winners.
Superstition was a black and white photography competition, open exclusively to Members, Assistants and Students of the AOP. The brief was for photographers to capture their own interpretation of superstition on Fujifilm black and white film. A selection of the entries featured in a curated exhibition at the AOP Gallery in London. All images in the exhibition were printed on the new metallic based, Fujicolor Crystal Archive Pearl Paper.
Emma-Louise Gates was presented with a Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW bag in the prize draw that was held at the opening night of the exhibition.
Visitors to the exhibition were asked to vote for their favourite image in show. The 12 images with the highest number of votes are to be used in a desk calendar for 2008, which will be distributed throughout the photographic and motion picture industries. Each person who voted will receive a free copy of the calendar in time for the New Year.