This year GDIF held a Street Theatre photography competition, our second year running a photo competition with the amazing Award.io.
We saw a record 687 submissions, giving our judges Tony Othen of The Greenwich Gallery and GDIF’s marketing manager an amazing portfolio of work to choose from!
All of the below winning photos along with selected one’s will be exhibited on a digital screen atThe Greenwich Gallery in the coming weeks.
Toby Hawkes with his Muaré @ GDIF 2014 entry is the overall winner of this contest and will be GDIF 2015 Photo Ambassador. As Photo Ambassador, Toby’s photograph will be used for any photography competition materials in 2015 and he will be invited to GDIF2015 as an accredited photographer and photo blog contributor.
Captures the heart and soul of GDIF including the color, the passion and the energy of the festival.
A riveting photograph the brings the work to life and engrains the performance in one’s memory.
2nd Place Judge’s comments:
Superb timing gives us a memorable moment in the act.
Enough of the props are shown to give us an idea of what is going on and the reaction from the audience(of all ages) shows that the performance is appreciated.
3rd Place Judge’s comments:
An inventive and inspiring photograph that combines performer, audience and instrument into one lovely piece of art.
It tells the story of this show from multiple perspectives and there is always something new to discover every time you look at it.
4th Place Judge’s comments:
Superb composition and timing.
The expression on the faces of the two performers shows how careful the timing has to be and the expressions on the faces of the audience shows engagement, apprehension and amusement.
5th Place Judge’s comments: A mesmerizing photograph which pulls at the heartstrings.
The color and facial expression invoke an amazing level of emotion and passion, and one is left wondering whether to find the photo heartwarming, sorrowful, nostalgic, or a little bit of all of the above.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed, Tony and The Greenwich Gallery and of course the ever-amazing Award.io team!