We’re very excited to announce the Genesis Imaging Award winner and highly commended photographer in the Shutterhub YEARBOOK 2021 awards!
Selected by Gabrielle Brooks from Genesis Imaging, the winner will receive a £1,000 bursary to use with Genesis Imaging, redeemable against print and finishing services, plus a mentorship with Genesis Imaging’s Mark Foxwell. See below for who we selected, with comments from Gabrielle on why these images resonated with her.
Winner: Hannah Norton
“There is an ambiguity in Hannah Norton’s work which draws the viewer in through colour-coded dots, thoughtfully scattered through the image. The image serves as a thoughtful meditation on the every day, a subject that has had new scrutiny during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Highly commended: Christian Jago
“Christian Jago’s fantastical world offers transcendence to new plains and pure escapism from the everyday. The image is thoughtfully composed, dynamic and inviting – the perfect antidote to the reality of the pandemic.”
The Genesis Imaging Award
One photographer will be selected by Gabrielle Brooks from Genesis Imaging to receive a £1,000 bursary to use with Genesis Imaging, redeemable against print and/or finishing services, plus a mentorship with Genesis Imaging’s Mark Foxwell.
About Mark Foxwell:
Mark is the Creative Director of Genesis Imaging. He has worked closely with both renowned and emerging photographers and artists throughout his 40+ year career. His prints have graced the walls of some of the top museums and galleries in the world, including MOMA and Tate Modern. He has been a guest lecturer at several London Universities and a portfolio reviewer for numerous platforms.
His current aim and hope is to give back as much as he has gained from his passion.
About Gabrielle Brooks:
Gabrielle enjoys supporting work by both renowned and emerging photographers and artists through her role at Genesis Imaging, as Marketing Manager, a role which she has held since 2013. She is also an artist working with photography, video, and sculpture. Alongside her role at Genesis, Gabrielle is an Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL) at Nottingham Trent University which enables her to support the development of future practitioners.
She aims to champion innovative works by those less represented within the Creative Industries.