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Highly Commended: Multimedia Section

The Press Photographers’ Year 2013

The results of The Press Photographer’s Year 2013 were announced on 1st July, showcasing the very best press photography from 2011 & 2012 taken for and used by the UK news media.

The Press Photographers' Year (PPY) website, Highly Commended, Multimedia section.

The Press Photographers’ Year (PPY) website, Highly Commended, Multimedia section.

Absolutely delighted and honoured to have had my work chosen by the judges of PPY 2013 (Press Photographers’ Year). I was fortunate to receive “Highly Commended” in the Multimedia section, for a project I shot on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) which was produced and edited by the very talented Neil Patience at TAP TV.

The video was shot over several months using Canon 5D MkII cameras and lenses, and edited by Neil Patience using FCP 7. For the multimedia piece, further photographs were taken using Leica M9 cameras and lenses, and the piece was re-edited by me using FCP X. All audio was recorded using Rode microphones; the VideoMic, VideoMic Pro and NTG-3. The film had it’s premiere screening at St James’s Palace.

“Now in its seventh year, the competition’s aim is to demonstrate that even in an age of rolling television news, internet and satellite communication, the traditional still image burns the keenest, fastest impression on the public conscience and is the most effective way to show the world the world as it really is.”

I’m also delighted that one of my photographs (“Love Your Job”) was also selected for the PPY exhibition at the National Theatre in London. It will be featured in “Features” section, joining the 150 images chosen from the just over 12,500 submitted by 390 photographers, from over 20 countries. All the winning images can be viewed on this slide show and details of the winners are also on this list. A full Press Release is also available.

The Press Photographers' Year (PPY) website, "Features" section.

The Press Photographers’ Year (PPY) website, “Features” section.

Huge congratulations to all the winners; this year’s winning imagery is spectacular and the exhibition is definitely one not to miss; National Theatre, South Bank, London, from July 6th to August 31st, 2013.

First Prize; Abstract Category

Black and White Spider Awards

Award Winning Street Photography

I’m delighted to share the good news that I have won first place in the abstract category of the Black and White Spider Awards for my image titled “Hands With Legs”.

“8,223 entries were received from 72 countries and your work received
a high percentage of votes overall”, creative director of the awards, Basil O’Brien.

1st place winner of the Abstract category. “Hands With Legs”. Lorenzo Quinn’s During Love, Halcyon Gallery, Bruton Street, London. April 01, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

I’m also happy to share that another image, “Outfits” has been nominated in the people category of these awards.

Nominated in the People category. “Outfits”. London’s Southbank. July 22, 2011. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Both shots were part of my continuing series of street photography taken around London. I shot both images with my Leica M9, using a 50mm Summicron for the winning image and a 50mm Noctilux ASPH for the nominated shot. Both photographs were processed using Apple’s Aperture 3 and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

Surprisingly, I am one of only four winners from the UK and only two of us won first prize in our respective categories. To see all the winning images, click the logo below:

Press Release



LONDON (June 16, 2012) – Professional photographer Edmond Terakopian from the UK was presented with the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, 1st Place – Outstanding Achievement award, in the category of Abstract at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, June 9, 2012 was attended by photography fans in 72 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Fratelli Alinari, Heffel Fine Art to the Tate in London who honored Spider Fellows with 180 coveted title awards and 875 nominees in 14 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,223 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Edmond Terakopian’s “Hands With Legs”, an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the 1st Place, Outstanding Achievement award”.

You can view the 7th Annual Winners Gallery at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/7th

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.