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Photography Exhibition 2012: Winners

Posted 13 November 2012

Nature's Combatants by Dave Vickers. See bottom of page for slideshow of winning images

The winners of the 2012 Harper Adams Photography Exhibition were announced at a special reception event on campus, recently.

Amateur photographers with a link to Shropshire, the county in which Harper Adams is located, submitted their work with seven winners chosen across two categories.

The first theme was ‘Nature’s Olympians’, in recognition of London 2012. The top photographs featured flying mallards, fighting pheasants, synchronised great crested grebes and a ‘sprinting’ slug.

‘Rural Shropshire’s Finest’ was selected as the second theme, with photographs of Ironbridge, Craven Arms and Ludlow Castle being chosen as the winners.

Event Organiser, Janine Heath, said: “What was really fascinating about this year’s exhibition was how people had chosen to interpret the Nature’s Olympians theme.

“We had some fantastic photographs that really encapsulated the strength and skill of the wildlife that we have in this country, attributes which our Olympic athletes also boast.”

As well a slideshow display of all entries to the photography competition, the reception event showcased work by Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and other local artists.

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College exhibited examples of work from a variety of A Level subject areas – from graphic communication and photography to textiles and product design.

Adam Constantine, Head of Art & Design, said: “This was a great opportunity for our students to show off their creativity. We’re really thrilled to have been invited to exhibit, and wish to those involved in organising the exhibition.”

Also exhibiting was 2011 Photography Exhibition winner, Martin James from Church Aston, who installed his Shed Vista time-lapse photography project.

Shed Vista offers a window into the some of the hidden displays of nature which occur in every garden over the course of a year.

He photographed all sequences within the confines of his garden, with the exception of sunrise and sunset, where the camera was relocated to places overlooking a clearer Horizon.

Finally, Lecturer and Event Organiser, Simon Keeble, shared paintings by his two daughters, Caroline and Emma.

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