Winner announced! Photo London x Hahnemühle Student Award
We are delighted to announce that Cieran Jay Forster from the London College of Communication is the winner of the Photo London x Hahnemühle Student Award. His series Bird wowed the judges for its enigmatic quality. Both real and imaginative while permeating a haunted beauty, the scenes we see in Forster’s work break away from the illustrative and distill scenes to their core. As the winner Cieran receives a residency including time at the Hahnemühle mill in Germany and oversee the production of a new body of photographic work using Hahnemühle’s internationally respected printing papers.
Judging Chair, Head of Photographs at The Guardian Fiona Shields says about this year’s entries: ‘The standard of entries submitted was truly accomplished and showcased artistic talent and a range of original thought with some beautiful and striking series. This award comes at a time of intense economic challenges for those entering a career in the photography industry and is a welcome opportunity to support and provide a platform for such talented individuals.’
A huge well done to all shortlisted students, including: Alan Bell (Glasgow School of Art), Fion Hung-Ching Yan (London College of Communication), Lakruwan Rajapaksha (London Metropolitan University) and Victoria Maidstone (The University of the West of England, UWE Bristol).