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The Press Photographers’ Year 2013

Private View & Awards Ceremony

Press Photographers' Year (PPY) exhibition private view and award ceremony, National Theatre, South Bank, London.  July 15, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian / 2013

Press Photographers’ Year (PPY) exhibition private view and award ceremony, National Theatre, South Bank, London. July 15, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian / 2013

Yesterday evening saw the private view of the Press Photographers’ Year exhibition at the National Theatre in London’s South Bank. It is a must see exhibition, highlighting the very best of press photography over the last two years, with walls of images that bring thought, sorrow, laughter and reflection. I really cannot recommend this exhibition highly enough. It’s on until August 31st, 2013, so do pass the word around and pop by.

Edmond Terakopian is presented with a Highly Commended certificate (multimedia) for his short film on the RNOH by Ian Wright, Director of Communications at Diageo. Press Photographers' Year (PPY) exhibition private view and award ceremony, National Theatre, South Bank, London.  July 15, 2013. Photo: Peter Bishop / 2013

Edmond Terakopian is presented with a Highly Commended certificate (multimedia) for his short film on the RNOH by Ian Wright, Director of Communications at Diageo. Press Photographers’ Year (PPY) exhibition private view and award ceremony, National Theatre, South Bank, London. July 15, 2013. Photo: Peter Bishop / 2013

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I am thrilled to have received a Highly Commended award for a film I shot on the RNOH, produced and co-edited by Neil Patience and assisted by Nicola Taylor. I do hope that you can visit the RNOH Charity page and help their funding appeal.

Press Photographers' Year (PPY) exhibition private view and award ceremony, National Theatre, South Bank, London.  Edmond Terakopian with a Highly Commended certificate for his RNOH film, standing by his chosen image for the exhibition, Love Your Job.  July 15, 2013. Photo: © / 2013

Press Photographers’ Year (PPY) exhibition private view and award ceremony, National Theatre, South Bank, London. Edmond Terakopian with a Highly Commended certificate for his RNOH film, standing by his chosen image for the exhibition, Love Your Job. July 15, 2013. Photo: © / 2013

The evening also saw the prize giving, during which some of the top names in the business of press work received certificates and prizes donated by the sponsor of the awards, Diageo. Great to see so many talented colleagues having their work recognised in this way. It was also great to see so many colleagues and friends from companies such as Canon, Pixel Rights and Fixation that back good photography attending the private view.

Also thrilled that my image, Love Your Job, was chosen for the exhibition.

Press Photographers' Year (PPY) exhibition private view and award ceremony, National Theatre, South Bank, London.  July 15, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian / 2013

Press Photographers’ Year (PPY) exhibition private view and award ceremony, National Theatre, South Bank, London. July 15, 2013. Photo: ©Edmond Terakopian / 2013

The award winning RNOH film can be viewed below. Shot on Canon 5D MkII cameras and Canon lenses. The black and white reportage imagery was shot on Leica M cameras and lenses. The photography was processed in Apple’s Aperture and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 and the entire multimedia piece was edited using FCP X. 

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.