#Future of Cities exhibition at Somerset House, London
12 Panos photographers, in collaboration with Sony’s Global Imaging Ambassadors (SGIA) programme, have photographed in cities across the world over the past nine months to produce a highly topical exhibition on the subject of the Future of Cities.
Building on the notion that three quarters of the world’s population could be living in cities by the middle of the 21st century, each photographers has tried to address different issues, developments and challenges now affecting cities globally and to document innovative solutions being devised to accommodate the ever growing urban populations.
The result of this work will now be exhibited at:
London WC2R 1LA
from 24 April until 10 May 2015.
Tickets are available from www.worldphoto.org/2015exhibition/. These tickets are also valid for the 2015 World Photography Exhibition which is showing in the West Wing of Somerset House.
The locations covered in the project are: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Kinshasa, Beijing, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Singapore, Bristol, Medellin, Kathmandu, London, Mumbai and Johannesburg. Here, below, samples of some of the work.
Four Panos photographers – Mads Nissen, Kieran Dodds, Adam Dean and Kemal Jufri – have won a total of nine awards at this year’s National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism 2015 contest.
Mads Nissen was given a total of five awards for his work Ebola in Sierra Leone and the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-sexual people living in Russia.
The First Prize in the International News Story section.
The Second Prize in the International News section.
Another Second Prize in the Portrait & Personality section.
A Third Prize in the Photojournalist of the Year (large markets) section.
And an Honorable Mention in the Contemporary Issues Story section.
Kieran Dodds won a Second Prize in the Pictorial section.
and an Honorable Mention in the Portrait Series section.
Adam Dean won an Honorable Mention in the Environment Picture Story section.
And Kemal Jufri won an Honorable Mention in the Pictorial section.
Fernando Moleres wins prize at first Istanbul Photo Awards
Panos photographer Fernando Moleres has won the Third Prize in the Single News category of the first Istanbul Photo Awards for an image of a boy being monitored by physicians in a Chinese internet addiction clinic.
The contest has also featured on TIME Magazine’s LIGHTBOX site.
Carolyn Drake’s new book Wild Pigeon reviewed on aPhotoEditor.com
Carolyn Drake‘s new photo book – Wild Pigeons – which is the result of a number of years’ work on the Uyghur minority in northwestern China has been reviewed by Jonathan Blaustein on the aPhotoEditor.com.
Kacper Kowalski announced a finalist at Pictures of the Year International Best Photography Book Award
Kacper Kowalski’s latest book – Side Effects – which gives a unique aerial perspective of the interaction between humans and their environment has been named as a finalist in the Best Photography Book Award section at this year’s Pictures of the Year International.
Please click HERE to view the whole set of images.
Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper have been working on a full length feature film about Claressa Shields, a 19 year old American female boxer, who was the first American woman to win a boxing gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012.
Their film – T-Rex – was given its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival on 14 March 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Click on the play button below to watch a trailer of the film.
or click HERE to view a set of stills from Zackary’s long term photo project on the young athlete.
Two Panos photographers win World Press Photo multimedia awards
In addition to Mads Nissen winning the World Press Photo of the Year award and Kacper Kowalski winning a Second Prize in the Long Term Project category, two more Panos photographers have been recognised in this year’s World Press Photo Multimedia Awards.
Shiho Fukada won the Third Prize in the Long Feature category with her film about Japan’s ‘Disposable Workers’.
while Carlos Spottorno won a Third Prize in the Short Feature category for his film called ‘At the Gates of Europe’ about illegal immigrants coming to Europe.
Click on the Play Buttons to view the videos.
Congratulations to both from all at Panos!