Awards

2019 International Photography Awards

I’m a happy bunny! I’ve just received an honorable mention in the International Photography Awards 2019 for my set of images on ‘The Great Strahov Stadium – architectural remnants of Prague’s Communist past’ (Categories: Architecture, Historic).

IPA CLICK HERE

13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

A great way to start 2019 with the news that two of my images from Bosnia/Croatia have won awards! The images were taken yonks ago…way back in 1998, two years after the war had ended.

In this year’s Black & White Spider Awards there were 6,404 entries from 77 countries so very honoured to have been selected!

Blood pressure

Honorable Mention in the Photojournalism category. “The Aftermath of War” Medic’s (MSF) helping the elderly & vulnerable, Croatia. Two years after the War had ended, 1998.

 

Bird woman

Nominee in the People category. “Bird woman” Feeding the pigeons, Bascarsija square in the old town, Sarajevo. 1998.

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The live online gala was attended by over 17,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

“Once again, another stunning collection of high quality entries both professional and amateur. It’s always inspiring to see this classic medium being stretched into new and interesting directions.” Said juror Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding in Sydney. Cultural Heritage Consultant Andrea de Polo from Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum in Florence added “The quality of work is incredible and for the jury selecting the best images is very hard work.”

“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,404 entries we received this year” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Jacky Chapman’s images entered in the Photojournalism and People categories, represents black and white photography at its finest.”

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.

http://www.thespiderawards.com

11th Annual International Color Awards

Delighted to be a winner in the 11th Annual International Color Awards 2018.

I took a gamble this year and submitted a rather different take for the ‘Still Life’ category. The image was taken during my time as visiting assistant professor in photography and photographic design at NDU, Louaize, Beirut, Lebanon, in the late 1990’s.

Hospital for the disabled, Beirut, Lebanon

A 15-year civil war and conflicts with neighbours such as Israel have left Lebanon plagued by lasting danger, unexploded land mines and cluster munitions.

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So this was the email that came in late last night!

Press release

LOS ANGELES 13th March 2018

 Jacky Chapman of UK was presented with the 11th Annual International Color Awards Honorable Mention in the category of Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 10, 2018.

The live online gala was attended by over 12,500 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

11th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie’s, Paris; Grey Group, New York; The Art Channel, London; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Publicis Conseil, Paris; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Netflix, Los Angeles; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Phillips, New York.

“Photography is more popular than ever. Last year around 1.2 trillion pictures were taken. In this awards show we pay tribute to the top 0.0000000001% of them” said Juror Martijn van Marle, Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam. Joshua White, Presenter and Producer on The Art Channel, London added “Judging this year’s submissions for the Color Awards was challenging. The winning images illustrate the continuing importance of photography as a way of seeing the world around us and understanding human experience.”

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 5,642 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Jacky Chapman’s “Hospital for the disabled, Beirut,” is an exceptional image entered in the Still Life category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Honorable Mention”

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. 

 

NOMINEE ANNOUNCEMENT – 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

Happy to share that in the 12th annual edition of the B&W Spider Awards, my photograph ‘Aftermath. France’s forgotten migrant camp Grande-Synthe’ was nominated in the Still Life category.  The image forms part of a series of photographs covering the six month period before the final evictions from the Calais Jungle refugee camp, Northern France.

Aftermath. France’s ‘forgotten migrant camp Grande-Synthe.

Seemingly abstract images capture the lives of real people, in real time, fleeing oppression. Swathes of sodden clothing and other artifacts remain – shoes, boots, duvets, tents and sleeping bags. The objects look to be awaiting fossilization into future ancient relics and testaments to what may prove to be a forgotten history as the camp could well be eventually buried by new developments in northern France (Dunkirk).

LOS ANGELES October 2017- Professional photographer Jacky Chapman was presented with the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow streamed Saturday, October 14, 2017.

The live online gala was attended by over 11,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography. 12th Annual jury members included captains of the industry from The Armory Show, New York; Christie’s, London; McCann, Singapore; GQ, New York; Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto; Y&R, Malaysia; Sharon Calahan, Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville; Bloomsbury Auctions, London; and Donald Schneider Studios, Berlin who honored Spider Fellows with 672 coveted title awards and 1034 nominees in 31 categories.

“Spider Awards 2017 proves once again to be a great challenge for the jury to select the best images of the year. Every year this photographic competition increases its quality of content, reputation and prestige” said juror Andrea de Polo, Cultural Heritage Consultant at Fratelli Alinari Photo Archive in Florence.

Curator and Arts Writer Paola Anselmi added “Congratulations to all the winners. A great deal of humanity and soul in this year’s selection, maybe it is a sign of the times and a promise for future awards and photography in general.”

“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,121 entries we received this year” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Jacky Chapman’s Aftermath. France’s ‘forgotten migrant camp Grande-Synthe’ is an exceptional image  representing black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”

BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. http://www.thespiderawards.com

NOMINEE ANNOUNCEMENT – 10th Annual International Color Awards

Beyond providing basic supplies the ‘High Street’ shops were

Beyond providing basic supplies the ‘High Street’ shops were important meeting points, and provided emergency accommodation, free meals, schooling and asylum advice. They were the lifeline for The Jungle’s 10,000 inhabitants.

Delighted with today’s email!  The image forms part of a series of photographs covering the 6 months prior to the final eviction of the Calais Jungle, Northern France.

10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER JACKY CHAPMAN.

LOS ANGELES March 2017 – Professional photographer Jacky Chapman was presented with the 10th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of Portrait at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 4, 2017.

The live online gala was attended by 9,575 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

10th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie’s, New York; Contemporary Art Society, London; Sotheby’s, Paris; ING Collection, Netherlands; Y&R, Malaysia; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and J. Walter Thompson, New York who honored Color Masters with 723 title awards and 792 nominees in 33 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,178 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Jacky Chapman’s ‘Shop keeper – The Calais Jungle, refugee and migrant camp, Northern  France’,” is an exceptional image entered in the Portrait category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. International Color Awards

2016 International Photography Awards

I’m very pleased to have been recognized with two Honorable Mention awards in the 2016 International Photography Awards.

Press release quote.

“This year, The International Photography Awards received 17032 of submissions from over 162 countries, and is pleased to declare that Jacky Chapman was awarded Honorable Mentions in  Architecture – Buildings for the winning entry Miracle in Bilbao and was also awarded Honorable Mention in Deeper Perspective – for the winning entry  The Aftermath. Topographical imprints from Frances’s forgotten Migrant Camp.

“Miracle in Bilbao”

“The Aftermath. Topographical imprints”

About the International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The awards includes a Lucie Statue and cash prizes totaling over $20,000, exhibition and publication opportunities. www.photoawards.com

About the Lucie Awards
The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The honorees are pre-announced months before the Lucie Awards. The Lucie Awards are a signature program of Lucie Foundation. www.lucieawards.com

 

‘A picture’s worth a thousand words.’ The British Life Photography awards.

Last night saw the opening of the 2nd British Life Photography awards at the Mall Galleries, London. The Gallery was packed and the photos, which celebrated British life in all of its many splendid ways, looked fantastic!

‘The British Life Photography Awards is a showcase for contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life, documenting real life through original, illuminating, thought provoking, humorous and poignant imagery’. Maggie Gowan BLPA Director.

I’m delighted to say that my image below was highly commended and hung on the gallery wall. All of the images are in the book (British Life Photography Awards Portfolio published by Dewi Lewis Publishing –Book).

 

Highly Commended in the Historic Britain Category.

City boy London 1989

A Future so bright…Young professional donning braces and shades. Photographed in 1989 towards the end of the ‘Yuppie’ era. The 1980’s saw the growth of the middle class and the creation of a large group of young urban professionals. I took this picture because of the play between the young confident male and the iconic image of John Wayne in the background. London, 1989.

 

Ascot Ladies Day

During 1986, I documented Britain’s diverse social classes. Royal Ascot (dating back to 1711) and the Royal enclosure were obvious candidates. I attended on the third day (traditionally Ladies Day) where fancy hats, formal day dresses, top hats and tails are the order of the day.

In the Portraiture Category

Father and son

This was one of the final images from the photo-shoot. I sought to capture the simplicity of two forms, showing tenderness and a loving bond between father and son, with no faces for distraction. Once shot, the image reminded me of Bill Brandt’s dynamic Nudes on the beach. As Brandt once said “…the lens produced anatomical images and shapes which my eyes had never observed”.

Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) English actor

This was one of those nail-biting photo shoots where the journalist and I were given only a few minutes with Irons during his lunch break whilst he was in rehearsals. The result? A hand full of frames and an awful lot of praying! (Shot for the Times Educational Supplement). London, 1996.

BBC News online coverage

The exhibition showing some of the best work runs from 7 – 13 March 2016 at Mall Galleries, London. Mall Galleries