Very happy to share that seven of my photographs have been chosen by the judges of the Urban Photo Awards, which forms an integral part of the Trieste Photo Days festival Trieste Photo Days festival in Italy.
Thrilled to make the list of ‘selected photographer’ for the competition, having theses images chosen from the 10,000 entries entered by 2800 photographers worldwide. Four of my images have been selected in the People category and three in the Spaces category. Only three others didn’t make the list, so very happy with that ratio!
These seven images are now through to the next stages of judging, to find the winners of the URBAN Photo Awards 2022, which marks the 13th year of the awards. If you like the work, do keep some fingers crossed please!
All the selected photographs were made using Panasonic Lumix cameras, ranging from the Lumix G9, to the Lumix S1 and S1R, using a variety of Leica DG and Lumix S Pro lenses. As always, the raw files were edited and processed in LightRoom Classic on an Apple Mac Pro.
Thrilled to announce that Steve Simon and I will be hosting a photography workshop in London, from July 10th to the16th, 2022. This fully immersive workshop will be focused on street photography and travel photography, with direction and feedback from us both, on a daily basis. Steve and I will share our own approaches and philosophies to capturing daily life, on the streets. You can see more about my work here.
Those who know me, know how deeply I value workshops, the sharing of knowledge, thoughts, concepts and feedback. I’m a firm believer that one never stops learning. Every shoot brings unique circumstances and one learns something new every day. Having started as a passionate photographer in 1986, I turned professional in 1989, primarily as a photojournalist, but also as a commercial photographer, a social photographer and a short film maker. I thoroughly enjoy passing on knowledge and tips and helping those new to the industry, the hobby or a particular aspect of our work as professionals, to pick up new skills and further their career. Anyone who has been on any one of my workshops or presentations will hopefully vouch for my passion and energy for image making.
The best way to really advance our craft, is to have a totally immersive experience. To dedicate the week and really focus the mind and soul, as well as sharpen camera skills. Photographing, exchanging thoughts, sharing of images, not just with Steve and myself, but amongst fellow workshop attendees too, is one of the absolute joys of such a photographic workshop.
We’ve kept the number to a maximum of eight, which means we can cater for a wider cross section of photographers, all the way from enthusiasts who want to learn about street photography and explore London with an inquisitive eye, to advanced photographers and professionals, who really want to focus their skills in street photography. This small group ensures much more personal attention to all attendees and creates a closer knitted group too, resulting in a much more productive experience.
If you have any questions, do ask in the comments below, or contact Steve via the listing’s page.
The cost for the entire week’s workshop is $3000 (US Dollars). To make a booking and for details, please visit the booking page.
Street Photography Gallery By Edmond Terakopian and Steve Simon
Absolutely thrilled to receive the good news from Los Angeles that three of my pictures have been judged into the winner’s circle with honourable mentions and that two other images have been nominated, in the 15th International Color Awards, from close to 6800 entered images.
Many thanks to all the judges (The Armory Show, New York; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Art Channel, London; V&A Museum, London; Koller Auctions, Zurich; Preus Museum, Norway; Publicis Groupe, Warsaw; Fila, New York; Chung | Namont Gallery, San Francisco; Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg; Tilton Gallery, New York; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Cornette de Saint Cyr Auctions, Brussels; Podbielski Contemporary, Milan and RedKite NFT, London) and many congratulations to the other winners.
As some would have seen, I’ve started to branch out into creative still life photography, specialising in fountain pen and stationery. It was a thrill to see one of these pictures receive an honourable mention.
Here are the five chosen images. All photographs were made using Lumix cameras, using Leica DG, Olympus and Voigtlander lenses. The images were shot in raw, processed on an Apple Mac Pro with Eizo CG monitors and processed using Adobe LightRoom Classic and finished in Exposure Software’s X7.
Honorable Mention in Portrait | Coal Miner
Honorable Mention in Photojournalism | Memorial Wall For Covid Victims
Honorable Mention in Still Life | Liquid Teal
Nominee in People | Coal Mine Shift Manager
Nominee in Photojournalism | Covid 19 Memorial Wall
As the year comes to a close, I was truly humbled and moved when photography commentator Shira Shavit wrote a piece about my work on her extremely popular LinkedIn.
Shira chose a backstage photograph of opera singer extraordinaire, Ida Ränzlöv, as a leading image and very kindly wrote the following about my work.
“I usually write about photographers who are not among the living. For photographers who have left a priceless legacy. That influenced me. Who left a mark on me. I have written very little about photographers while they are still alive. But this Is one of the pulse-pounding photographers and I am very attached to his work. A brave connection of a viewer In front of the work of the photographer – It’s a special bond . Edmond Is one of them. The seam between photojournalist and artistic photography – He symbolizes for me. Beyond being a photographer of supreme grace he Is also a wonderful human . Photographers show us the world, through the lenses of their eyes. I have a real and sincere fondness for observing the subject Of the world through the lenses of Edmond’s special eye.”
“Photography as a language, of all visual languages, Is known to be the most intuitive, completely unmediated and speaks directly to the brain. There Is a factor In photography that evokes the almost physiological response of the word / sound – wow. The wow factor – I found In his work.” – Shira Shavit, December 2021.
Well, here’s a first for me! Being recognised for some macro work!
Delighted to share that one of my pictures has made the shortlist for Close-up Photographer of the Year, in the Manmade category of CUPOTY 03. The image is a macro shot of the intricate nib design on my Montegrappa Merry Skull copper fountain pen.
The photograph was made using a Lumix G9 and a Leica R 60mm Macro lens and extension tube. Apologies for my lateness with this post, as the announcement was in October this year!