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International Color Awards 2020

Two Honourable Mentions and Five Nominations

Thrilled to share that the judges of the 13th International Color Awards have kindly awarded two of my images and nominated a further five, out of the 6093 entries received.

Wonderful to see such a wide reaching panel, comprised of jury members from Newsweek, New York; Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg; The Art Channel, London; Netflix, Los Angeles; Koller Auctions, Zurich; Preus Museum, Norway; Galerie Mitterrand, Paris; Fila, New York; Wieden & Kennedy, Portland; Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg; Fox Broadcasting Network, Los Angeles; Gallery Kong, Seoul; Mini / BMW Group, London; and the Royal Academy Of Art, The Hague, Netherlands.

Honourable Mentions


A lady photographs her friend using a smartphone. Upper deck of the Snog frozen yoghurt bus. South Bank, London, UK. July 16, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
  • Lumix S1R
  • Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 lens


A Surreal Stream. A bubble performance by a street entertainer. Daily Life, London, UK. October 07, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
  • Lumix G9
  • Leica DG 10-25mm Vario Summilux



A Piccadilly Ballerina Jonquil timepiece, modelled by Mona Ali. British luxury timepiece creator Backes & Strauss (founded in 1789). 21-22 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, UK. July 17, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
  • Lumix S1R
  • Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8

Fine Art

Natural History; A Bridge To Our Past. A portrait of Andre Sanganoo-Dixon with a 3D printed replica of the dinosaur skull of the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus carnegii. London, UK. May 09, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
  • Lumix S1R
  • Lumix S Pro 50mm f1.4
  • Elinchrom monolight


Fashion designer and independent British luxury brand, Joshua Kane, in his flagship store at 68 Great Portland Street, London, UK. July 23, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
  • Lumix S1R
  • Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8


Jan Hellebrand assembles a mechanical clock after a full dissasembly and service. The Clock Gallery, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London, UK. July 16, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
  • Lumix S1
  • Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8


In Armenian mythology, the pomegranate is celebrated as a symbol of life and is also believed to keep us safe from evil spirits. It has religious connotations to Christianity and is seen as the blood of Christ. The mythology of ancient Greece regarded this fruit as the symbol of life, marriage and rebirth. The fruit is also used as a holy symbol and respected in zoroastrian worshipping ceremonies and rituals.The pomegranate symbolises the soul’s immortality and the perfection of nature for Zoroastrians. For Muslims, the pomegranate is also a symbol of beauty, it is said to give beauty to those who eat it. Prophet Mohammed has advised pregnant women to eat pomegranates if they wanted beautiful children. Placement of pomegranate trees in the gardens of Eden, brings meaning for Muslims, who as a result believe that it is a holy tree. The Jewish mysticism called Kabbala reveres the pomegranate in many of its rituals. In modern Turkey today, many families throw a pomegranate on the floor and “crack” it on the New Year’s Eve to have a plentiful new year. Pomegranate still life. London, UK. July 16, 2019. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
  • Lumix S1R
  • Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8

As a side note, when putting together this blog post’s images, I was quite surprised at just how many of these images were made using the extremely versatile, new Lumix S Pro 24-70mm f2.8 lens. In fact these were all shot using a pre-production lens ahead of its release. Some of these images were also used in the Panasonic Lumix international launch campaign for the lens, which I was commissioned to shoot.

Runner Up; British Photography Awards 2020

Documentary Photographer 2020

Apologies for the slightly delayed post; following the previous post announcing the shortlist of the British Photography Awards 2020, I’m thrilled to announce that one of my two shortlisted images made it through to the winner’s podium and was kindly recognised by the judges and awarded a Runner Up prize.

Photographer Edmond Terakopian and partner Yoshie Nishikawa at the British Photography Awards Gala Dinner, Savoy Hotel, London, UK. February 04, 2020. Photo: Angus Thompson

Huge thanks to the awards organisers, the judges and all at The Savoy in London for such a wonderful and unforgettable evening. Wonderful to have my partner Yoshie Nishikawa with me to share this joy and also lovely to catch up with so many friends and colleagues at the awards gala evening on the 4th of February, 2020.

British Photography Awards Gala Dinner, Savoy Hotel, London, UK. February 04, 2020. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Repairs On The Giant Tortoise; Runner Up, Documentary

The image of Senior Conservator Arianna Bernucci, from the Natural History Museum, working on the shell of a giant tortoise, was made using my Lumix S1 and Lumix S Pro 50mm f1.4 lens. The raw image was processed in Adobe Lightroom and finished in Exposure Software’s Exposure X5.

Senior Conservator Arianna Bernucci stabilises the shell of a giant tortoise, a Type Specimen (used as a reference specimen), Testudo Porteri from the Galápagos Islands, 1903, using Japanese tissue paper. Conservation Centre, fossil preparation studio. Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK. February 22, 2019. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

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.