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PDN Faces Contest

Kindly Cast Your Vote!

I’ve decided to enter five portraits into the PDN Faces contest. As much as I thoroughly dislike any contests with a public vote, alas, this has exactly that. Contests should be judged by a jury of experience, not by one’s social media standing.

I’d like to share with you the five entries, and to even out the playing field, I’d appreciate your quick vote if you like any of the pictures. As far as I’m aware, you can vote for more than one image (done on the PDN Faces website). If you really like the image, feel free to share it via the share button on the PDN Faces website. Thanks 🙂

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/1

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Contemporary Dancer Zunnur Zhafirah (Zee) by the graffiti covered tunnels known as the Waterloo Vaults, Leake Street, London, United Kingdom. Shot on a Leica M10.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/2

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Mezzo Soprano Ida Ränzlöv. Royal College of Music, London, UK. Shot on a Fujifilm GFX 50S.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/3

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Director of Opera and Conductor Michael Rosewell backstage, moments before the opera begins. Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Opening night. Royal College of Music Opera School, Prince Consort Road, London. Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M5 MarkII.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/4

Poulenc and Chabrier

Dressing rooms during the intermission; (L-R) Assistant Director of Opera, Christopher Middleton gives feedback to Julieth Lozano, who sings the part of Gontran. Alice Bell and Rosanna Cooper get ready. Dress rehearsal; Poulenc and Chabrier double bill by the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, UK. Shot on a Sony A9.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/5

Westminster Cathedral Choir School

Chorister (L-R) Lukas Siemens, Connor Carnathan, Elliot Bowes and Freddie Sparke. Westminster Cathedral Choir School. The choir rehearsing in Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue, London. Shot on a Fujifilm GFX 50S.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/6

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After the dress rehearsal, the actors gather for notes. Laurence Fox (as Henry) listens as director Stephen Unwin (foreground) gives back his feedback. Dress Rehearsal of The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (a co-production by Cambridge Arts Theatre with Theatre Royal Bath and Rose Theatre, Kingston). Cambridge Arts Theatre. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Vote here: http://edmondterakopian.facesphotocontest.com/7

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Laurence Fox (as Henry). Rehearsals of The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard (a co-production by Cambridge Arts Theatre with Theatre Royal Bath and Rose Theatre, Kingston). Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London, UK. August 18, 2017. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Fotoura Street Photo Of The Year 2014

My Entry; Your Vote Is Appreciated

Apologies as I need ask for your help again. Sadly another competition with a public vote! Still, if you like my photograph “Love Your Job”, your vote would be hugely appreciated. Above the shot, on the left is the “Vote For This As The Winner”.

TO VIEW & VOTE FOR “LOVE YOUR JOB”

Many, many thanks 🙂

Love Your Job. A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians and a businessman, as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying "Love Your Job". Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

Love Your Job. A heavy downpour of rain soaks pedestrians and a businessman, as they pass an illuminated advertising sign saying “Love Your Job”. Hammersmith, London. January 14, 2011. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER EDMOND TERAKOPIAN FROM THE UK

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.