On Thursday 13th May, the Guernsey Photomarathon Exhibition opened to a full house. Over 150 people turned up to see the photos and hear the winners being announced.
The winners for the Photomarathon were:
1st Prize – Robert Dingle
2nd Prize – Florence Le Couteur
3rd Prize – Wendy Meade
Age – Alan Howell
Squashed – Wendy Meade
Colour – Simon Larbalestier
People Are Strange – Robert Dingle
Alphabet – Susie Domaille
Springtime – Alan Lihou
Scale – Charlie Larbalestier
When I Grow Up – Alfre Le Feuvre
Arts – Keith Tostevin
You’ve Been Framed – Matt Butterfield
Repetition – The Carr Family
Water – Anthony Le Conte
The judging for the Photomarathon happened on Wednesday 12th May by Joanna Littlejohns (Head of Arts Development, Guernsey Arts Commission), Nick Depres (Photographer) and Jean Christophe Godet (Guernsey Photography Festival Director) over the course of the afternoon the three judges picked 15 winners, judging the photos on orginality and creativity. Nick Depres also gave highlights to the attendees of the exhibition opening about why each photograph won and why the overall winners took home the grand prizes.
960 Photographs now line the walls of the greenhouse and if you haven’t had a chance to see them yet make sure you pop down. The Guernsey Photomarathon Exhibition will remain up until Monday 31st May. The opening times of the greenhouse are, Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am – 1.00pm, admission is free.
The Guernsey Photomrathon was a great success and we are looking forward to delivering this project again next year. The Guernsey Arts Commission would also like to thank; Jessop’s for the amazing speed in which they turned the processing of the cameras and films around, Beau Sejour and GADOC for their generous donations of prizes. Also Jean Christophe Godet and the Guernsey Photography Festival for their support.