Image by Adam McGhee
University of Falmouth student Adam McGhee has been named Fujifilm's November winner in a new twist to their annual Student Awards photography competition.
Adam's image, which shows a woman working on an allotment overlooking The Clyde River in Glasgow, impressed judges with its vivid colours and interesting subject matter. Going into further detail on the inspiration behind his image, Adam said: "I travelled to Glasgow to document how the urbanised cityscape has affected the social behaviour in the city, most noticeably within the Gorbals and Rutherglen districts."
He continued: "I chose to shoot my image using Fujifilm Superia XTra 400 120 mm film due to its richness of colour and the way the film reacts to over exposure, whilst using a Canon EOS Rebel 2000 with a Sigma Zoom 28-105mm 1:2.8-4 and HOYA UV Filter."
Organisers have added to the prizes given away this year by introducing a monthly award to the image deemed 'Curators Choice' by the judges. Each monthly prize winner will feature in a winner's London exhibition to be held in summer 2013. They will also be presented with a 12" x 16" professionally produced print of their winning image by Metroprint as well as receiving 10 rolls of Fujifilm film.
Creative Director for Metroprint Steve Macleod made this comment: "The image has a strong composition and I also like the way the colour relates to the subject, drawing you into the work. It interests me to see more work from this photographer."
This year's Award is run in conjunction with ChooseFilm.com, the online community dedicated to film photography and Metroprint, the online arm of Metro Imaging, the respected London pro lab.
The awards are now open to all students in the UK, not just those undertaking courses involving photography. This decision was taken following several requests from students who are keen photographers but not actually studying photography.
The theme for this year's Award is 'The Colour Of....' with students being briefed to capture an image that illustrates how colour lights up their world. All images must be taken on Fujifilm Professional film and submitted via www.fujifilmstudentawards.co.uk
- entry is free and students can enter as many photographs as they wish.
In addition to being named Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2013, the overall winning image will feature in an exhibition to be held in London next summer, as well receiving a professionally produced folio of prints and a one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of Metroprint's top printers and also £200 worth of film from Fujifilm. The college or university that submits the most entries will win £200 worth of Fujifilm Professional film.
2013 marks the 28th anniversary of the competition, making it the longest running and most prestigious student photography awards in the UK. The closing date for the competition is the 29th April 2013.
For further details and examples of previous winners, go to the Fujifilm Student Awards website