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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

10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

Delighted to be a nominee in not one, but two categories of the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards 2015.

In the ‘People’ category, an oldie, taken way back in 1987, but still amongst my all-time favourite images – the solitary businessman walking purposefully across Brooklyn Bridge, New York. Since my background is embedded in graphic design, I feel that this image sums up everything I strive to achieve in my photography — strong composition, the play with light and the use of shadows.

Brooklyn bridge, New York, USA

Brooklyn bridge New York USA

My second image Shooting, Oaxaca, Mexico shot almost 10 years later in 1996 was nominated in the category ‘Photojournalism.’ This was taken while I was in Mexico shooting for a charity working with street children in Oaxaca. It’s probably my most haunting image I’ve taken. Paul Hill in his book “Approaching Photography” second edition 2004 used this image in his photojournalism section.

“The sensitivity  and compassion displayed by photojournalists whilst under physical and mental stress has been the hallmark of the best exponents in this field. In this picture of a fatally sot man in Mexico, the photographer not only records the tragic event, she harrowingly reflects the cost of a senseless act to his grieving family” Quote by Paul Hill

Murder, Oaxaca, Mexico

Murder, Oaxaca, Mexico

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