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The Royal Photographic Society, Urban Photo Fest (UPF), now in its second year, is a festival of events taking place with international contributors and partners throughout London involving photographers, artists, filmmakers, urban researchers and anyone with an interest in the representation and evocation of urban life. This year’s theme is Urban Materiality, a concept embracing the physical fabric of the urban environment.

Urban materiality is about the ‘stuff’ we find in urban spaces – and it’s everywhere. It can be architecture or the surfaces of buildings, objects deposited in the street, things that draw our attention away from everyday consciousness and are visually interesting. There is a truly breath-taking range of stuff out there, some of which can be explained – they have what archaeologists call ‘biographies’ – and things that resist explanation and remain a mystery.
Although all the festival events are being held in London, the competition images can be taken in any urban environment worldwide.

Each individual may submit one image for each category of the competition, (a total maximum of 4 images). The categories are; • Abstraction • Architecture • Environment • Object

Click here to enter the contest or to find out more…

Prizes

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The best twenty images will be professionally printed and will form a month long exhbition at the Linear Gallery, London, SE10, 8RS in October 2013.

 

THE GOLD PRIZE

The overall winner will be awarded an RPS London Gold Medal, theopportunity to be represented byPhoto Democracy (an arm of Chris Beetles Gallery) and the choice of EITHER a place on the Urban Photography Summer School OR an Olympus PEN E-P5 camera.

Urban Photography Summer School
A place on the two-week 2014 Urban Photography Summer School organised by the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths College, University of London.Value: £1,100.

Olympus PEN E-P5 camera
A newly-released Olympus PEN E-P5 camera with a 17mm new pancake f/1.8 lens and a VF-4 high-res viewfinder. RRP Value £1,349.

 

 

THE SILVER PRIZE

The second prize is an RPS London Silver Medal, theopportunityto be represented byPhoto Democracy (an arm ofChris Beetles Gallery) and the remaining prize of either a place on theUrban Photography Summer School or theOlympus PEN E-P5 camera.

 

 

THE BRONZE PRIZE

The third prize is an RPS London Bronze Medal, theopportunityto be represented byPhoto Democracy (an arm ofChris Beetles Gallery) and one year’s membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

 

Contest Prize & Terms

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PRIZE DETAILS: The overall winner will be awarded an RPS London Gold Medal, the opportunity to be represented by Photo Democracy (an arm of Chris Beetles Gallery) and the choice of EITHER a place on the two-week 2014 Urban Photography Summer School OR an Olympus PEN E-P5 camera with a 17mm new pancake f/1.8 lens and a VF-4 high-res viewfinder

The second prize is an RPS London Silver Medal, the opportunity to be represented by Photo Democracy (an arm of Chris Beetles Gallery) and the remaining prize of either a place on the Urban Photography Summer School or the Olympus PEN E-P5 camera.

The third prize is an RPS London Bronze Medal, the opportunity to be represented by Photo Democracy (an arm of Chris Beetles Gallery) and one year’s membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

The best twenty images will be professionally printed and will form a month long exhibition at the Linear Gallery (Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS) in October 2013.

ELIGIBILITY: International / 16+

Images should be a maximum size of 10Mb in JPG format & in RGB colour space.

COPYRIGHT: The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright and all other rights in all images, which they enter.The copyright of all entries remains with the photographers.

USAGE RIGHTS: The RPS and UPF 2013 reserve the right to reproduce, without payment, any images for their respective websites for up to two years from 31 December 2013 as well as for publicity and promotion purposes in connection with the competition and The Society’s activities, including within The Society’s Journal. The photographer will be credited if the image is used by The RPS and UPF 2013.

 

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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