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World Press Photo of the Year 2016

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An image by Australian photographer Warren Richardson is the World Press Photo of the Year

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Hope for a New Life. A man passes a baby through the fence at the Serbia/Hungary border in Röszke, Hungary, 28 August 2015. Photo: ©Warren Richardson

When I logged on to the World Press Photo website and saw the the winning image, I found myself uncontrollably saying “wow” out loud. It’s an amazingly powerful image, highlighting an extremely important issue, photographed with such skill and empathy. Many congratulations to Warren Richardson for his stunning image and for the judges in choosing it out of the submitted 82,951 photographs.

Richardson is a freelance photographer, currently based in Budapest, Hungary. He explained how the picture was made:

“I camped with the refugees for five days on the border. A group of about 200 people arrived, and they moved under the trees along the fence line. They sent women and children, then fathers and elderly men first. I must have been with this crew for about five hours and we played cat and mouse with the police the whole night. I was exhausted by the time I took the picture. It was around three o’clock in the morning and you can’t use a flash while the police are trying to find these people, because I would just give them away. So I had to use the moonlight alone”.

View the entire collection of winning images from the 59th World Press Photo Contest. They were selected from 82,951 photos made by 5,775 photographers from 128 different countries.

For any photographers wondering about the technical aspects of the winning image; the shot was made on a Canon 5D MkII using a Canon 24mm f1.4L lens at 6400ISO, f1.4 with a shutter speed of 1/5 of a second.

Here are a selection of my favourite images from the contest

(in no particular order):

All photographs are copyright. Used with the permission of World Press Photo.

UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards Finalist

UKPEG VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Thrilled to share some great news! Honoured to have been selected as a finalist in the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards for my short film, Taxi Driver. The highly-acclaimed UK Picture Editors Guild Awards competition is distinctive in that panel of judges consists only of working picture editors from national and regional newspapers, and international photo agencies, assessing the thousands of entries from professional photographers from throughout the media.

I’d like to congratulate all my fellow finalists and look forward to seeing you all on the award’s ceremony.

The short film is a look at a day in the life of a London black cab driver. It was shot on a pair of Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II cameras and a selection of M.Zuiko lenses. Full details here.

8th Annual International Color Awards

Nominee In The People Category

Somehow managed to miss this completely! One of my images, titled Street Style, reached the position of nominee in the people category of the International Color Awards announced in April 2015.

Banksy style graffiti (not an original Banksy) in Broadwick Street, Soho, London. July 22, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Banksy style graffiti (not an original Banksy) in Broadwick Street, Soho, London. July 22, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The image was shot on a Leica M9 and processed in Adobe Lightroom. The image was then finished in Alienskin Exposure 6.

Marks Of Excellence

I Shot It Competition

Pleased to share that two of my images have been awarded the “Mark of Excellence” in the I Shot It Premium Photo Competition.

A commuter, one of many walking wounded, leaves the Edgware Road Underground Station, still clutching his morning paper. A suicide bomber blew himself up on a tube train at the station, killing seven passengers. This was one of four terrorist attacks on the transport system, resulting in 52 innocent deaths. London, 7 July 2005. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

A commuter, one of many walking wounded, leaves the Edgware Road Underground Station, still clutching his morning paper. A suicide bomber blew himself up on a tube train at the station, killing seven passengers. This was one of four terrorist attacks on the transport system, resulting in 52 innocent deaths. London, 7 July 2005.
Photo: Edmond Terakopian

As 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the London Bombings, I entered the image again to remind us all of the horrendous events of that black day and in memory of all who perished and in celebration of all the bravery shown by the survivors and those in the emergency services who went to their aid.

A woman prays for the souls of those who died in a Gyumri church. 10 years on from the Armenian earthquake. 6 December 1998, Gyumri, Armenia. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

A woman prays for the souls of those who died in the earthquake. 10 years on from the Armenian earthquake. 6 December 1998, Gyumri, Armenia. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

This second image is one of my favourite images; one I found in a church in northern Armenia on the day of the 10th anniversary of the earthquake. As I turned a corner and walked into this annexed room, the light just grabbed me. Seconds later this lady walked in and started to pray. My two thoughts were of how fortunate I was to witness this powerful scene and the second was I hope I expose correctly for the slide film I’m shooting.

Technical Information

The London Bombings image was shot on a  Canon 1D Mk II and Canon 300mm f2.8L IS. The Armenian image was shot on a Leica M6 and if I remember correctly, a Leica 21mm Elmarit, using Kodak Ektachrome slide film.

Montblanc Pens Image Reaches Finals

Photograph Chosen As Part Of 20 Finalists in MyRankart Competition

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Pleased to share that at the end of January this image was judged through the top 50 and then the top 20 of the My Rank Art competition, which had a theme of Everyday Objects. Alas it didn’t go on to win, but the top 20 isn’t too shabby!

Montblanc pens and ink on a desk. London. July 13, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian / 2013

Montblanc pens and ink on a desk. London. July 13, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian / 2013

The photograph was shot on a Leica M (Type 240) and a vintage, 1959 Leitz 50mm Summilux.

2014 AOP Photographers Awards

Finalist In Open Awards

2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Photographer Edmond Terakopian by his portrait of Andrea Feczko which was a finalist in the Open Award. Islington Business Design Centre, London. December 11, 2014. Photo: Nathan Wake

2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Photographer Edmond Terakopian by his portrait of Andrea Feczko which was a finalist in the Open Award. Islington Business Design Centre, London. December 11, 2014. Photo: Nathan Wake

Delighted to share that my portrait of Andrea Feczko is a finalist in the 2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Many congratulations to all the winners of the awards. Walking through the exhibition last night, it was great to see such an extremely high standard of photography; creativity at it’s best. You can look through the winners over HERE.

The image was shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens as part of the wider body of work, LA Diary.

2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Portrait of Andrea Feczko by Edmond Terakopian, which was a finalist in the Open Award. Islington Business Design Centre, London. December 11, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

2014 AOP Photographers Awards. Portrait of Andrea Feczko by Edmond Terakopian, which was a finalist in the Open Award. Islington Business Design Centre, London. December 11, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Andrea Feczko (American TV Presenter and digital content creator - www.andreafeczko.com), at the lavish Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel, LA, USA. January 14, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Andrea Feczko (American TV Presenter and digital content creator – http://www.andreafeczko.com), at the lavish Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel, LA, USA. January 14, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

LPOTY 2014 Exhibition

Landscape Photographer Of The Year

The Landscape Photographer Of The Year exhibition is now open at the mezzanine level of Waterloo Station and will be on until January 31st.

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London's Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. Edmond Terakopian by his image from Margate which won a Commendation. December 01, 2014. Photo: Paul Robertson

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. Edmond Terakopian by his image from Margate which won a Commendation. December 01, 2014. Photo: Paul Robertson

I’m thrilled to have one of my images commended by the judges and featured in the exhibition.

The sun sets over the steps leading to theTurner Contemporary gallery in Margate, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The sun sets over the steps leading to theTurner Contemporary gallery in Margate, Kent. April 15, 2014. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

The shot was taken on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 using an Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens, shot in raw to preserve maximum shadow, colour and highlight detail.

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London's Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London's Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London's Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London’s Waterloo Station, Mezzanine level. December 01, 2014. Photo: Edmond Terakopian