Monthly Roundup – August 2011
August has been a busy month for Statement members. So here’s a round up of all the latest goings on.
James Dodd’s project Olympic Dreams was named as Anthony Bannon’s Juror pick in the Daylight Magazine/CDS Photo Awards. Dodd’s project was selected in the ‘Work in Process’ category by Bannon who is the Director of the prestigious George Eastman House, the oldest museum in the world dedicated to photography and based in New York.
Update: The exhibition for the awards, including an image from Olympic Dreams is now open. The exhibition runs September 19th – December 22nd 2011 with a reception opening on October 4th, 6-8pm. The exhibition can be found at Porch and University Galleries, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, 1317, W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27705.
Olympic Dreams was also featured in the July issue of Amateur Photographer magazine. The images were accompanied by an interview with James talking about how he approached the project and about his photography in general.
Robert Ormerod’s Red Road project, which has already been shown as part of the Press Photographers Year 2011 exhibition and published in the Sunday Times, featured in the August issue of the British Journal of Photography. The work is also included in an exhibition about the Red Road flats organised by the Scottish Press Photographers Association at the Hidden Lane Gallery in Glasgow. The exhibtion runs from the 3rd to 30th September.
Mark Lomas has been busy editing footage and composing music for a series of short ‘in competition’ videos filmed in collaboration with James Dodd. The films focus on young paralympic hopefuls and were made for Disability Sport Events, English Federation of Disability Sport and Nationwide to mark one year to go until the start of the Paralympics in London. Videos featuring Meggan Dawson-Farrell and Tom Minchington can be seen on Statement Images here.
Amongst the successes and hard work we do have to announce some sad news however. Founding Statement Images member Gary Taylor has decided to move on from the collective. Gary is currently working outside of the photography and film making field and we wish him well for the future.