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Royal Photographic Society medal winners to feature in exhibition at The Civic

An unmissable eclectic exhibition celebrating photographers from across the globe opens at The Civic on Saturday, 22 April.

Taking the form of a competition, with entries submitted from both amateur and professional photographers throughout the world, The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition will run for six weeks, closing on Saturday, 3 June.

Finalists and medal winners were selected by a panel made up of social documentary photographer Dougie Wallace; Brighton Biennial Photo Festival director, Celia Davies; Director of Glasgow’s Street Level Photoworks Malcolm Dickson; Picture Editor for The Sunday Times Magazine Russ O’Connell; and photography writer and editor Gemma Padley.

Award Winners:

Gold Award: Carolyn Mendelsohn (UK), Alice.
Carolyn Mendelsohn is an artist and photographer using photography, film and sound. She has a business as a portrait photographer, and her passion is in creating personal work that is rooted within the story and the lives of people and their communities. She has received many awards and has worked nationally and internationally. She is based in Saltaire, Yorkshire.

Under 30s Gold Award: Anna Shustikova (Russia), School Bus.
Anna  Shustikova grew up in Zarechny, a small town, in Russia. She studied physics and mathematics in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2010-2014 and now lives in Moscow where she works as a scientific journalist, teacher of physics, documentary photographer and writer.

Silver Award: Polly Braden (UK), Lucie, from the project ‘Great Interactions. Life with Learning Disabilities and Autism.’
Renowned for her naturalistic photographs of human relationships, Polly Braden has published two books, China Between (2011) and Great Interactions: Life With Learning Disabilities and Autism (2016), both with Dewi Lewis Publishing.

She works on long term self initiated projects as well as working for publications such as The Guardian and the Saturday Telegraph.

A previous winner of both the Jerwood Photography Prize and The Guardian Young Photographer of the Year award, Braden has exhibited internationally including exhibitions in the UK, Germany and the United States.

In November 2016 Hoxton Mini Press is publishing her new book, shot in partnership with David Campany, Adventures in the Lea

Bronze AwardPoem Baker (UK), The Jungola Klownz of Deptford.
Poem Baker is a self-taught photographer, focusing on documentary, fashion, and street photography. She recently signed to Angela Woods Agency.  Poem’s work is characterised by its intimacy, adding her own tender twist to each portrait she makes with her subjects.
Admission is free.

  •  Picture shows Carolyn Mendelsohn’s ‘Alice’


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