Bar-Tur Award 2012 Winners
The Annual Bar-Tur Photography Award aims to recognise the immense power photography has to influence the way we engage with the world. By drawing on the talent and creativity of UAL’s alumni and students, the 2012 award has yet again successfully achieved this.
Each year the judging panel sets a different theme for the artists to focus on. In 2011 they were challenged to address one of four themes: the environment, identities, lifestyle and communication. 2012 entries where asked to explore “The Olympian”.
As well as prize money, the award also provides recipients with potentially life-altering experiences through structured internships at some of the UK’s leading creative organisations. This month will also see the first exhibition showcasing the creative and photographic talent the Bar-Tur Award has discovered.
21-25 August 2012
Paradise Row Gallery
74a Newman Street, London, W1T 3DB
Paul Greenleaf’s (CSM, 2007) series of work was awarded the 2012 alumni prize. Greenleaf’s work depicts the grass-roots sports clubs in the London Borough of Waltham Forest in the run up to London 2012 and portrays the relationship between the participants and diverse local landscapes. Inspired by the level of commitment shown by the members, coaches and club staff, Greenleaf wanted to capture the effort and determination they put into training and competing on a weekly basis.
The 2012 student prize was awarded to current LCC student Blaise Chatelain for his exuberant image of his friend flying across a lake. He explains, “summer is when we reunite, unwilling to grow up”.