SUN Awards 28
24 October - 31 October 2016
SUN (Shot Up North) celebrates and rewards the best commercial photography in the UK regions within Advertising, Design, Fashion and Editorial.
Now in its 28th year, SUN returns to the Gallery with it’s annual competition exhibition.
This year, photographer and SUN 27 judge Brian Griffin has passed the baton to Louise Clements, who has curated this year’s awards and who will be joining us on the launch night to give a talk about her work as an independent curator, portfolio reviewer and photographic artistic director.
There are 3 categories in SUN photography awards:
Judged the best image from the year’s submissions
Best Use of Image
Images used in context – editorial, advertising, packaging
Best Promotion of a Photographer
Best practice in marketing of a photographer
Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art and film, as well as being the Co-Founder and Artistic Director/Curator of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby since 2004.
As a curator, she has initiated and curated many commissions, publications, mass participation art, film and photography programmes and exhibitions since 1998. She was Guest Curator at Kaunas Photofestival, Lithuania Duel/Duet; Habitat Centre and Haus Khas BlowUp, in Deli, India; Dong Gang International Photography Festival South Korea, UK Photography Now : The Constructed View, 2013; Dali International Photography Festival, China, Life Is Elsewhere 2013; Noorderlicht 20/20 2013.
Louise regularly writes about photography for catalogues and magazines in both print and online media. Co-editor of several photobooks: Hijacked III UK/AUS, PHOTOCINEMA, Hungry Still and is Editor-at-Large for 1000 Words Online Photography Magazine.
She is an international photography juror and nominator including WYNG Hong Kong, LensCulture France, Daylight USA, Lodz Fotofestiwal Poland, Prix Pictet, Deutsche Börse. A member of Planar Scientific Committee for Photoraphy, Italy, and portfolio reviewer at festivals and galleries extensively throughout Europe, America and across Asia.
Shot Up North
The SUN Awards showcase and reward the best in professional photography.
It does this through an annual judged competition, the showcase SUN exhibition, with allied events and seminars highlighting photography generated in the Northern regions of the UK, within the disciplines of advertising, design, fashion and editorial.
SUN is run as a not-for-profit event by photographers for the mutual benefit of the industry, and the awards are judged anonymously by an independent panel drawn from key figures in Photography. The awards are open to all professional photographers in the ‘northern regions‘ (from the Midlands to the Scottish Isles), and working in the required disciplines. The event has been showcasing the best photography since 1988, and is one of the most important sources of reference for all commissioners of photography, whether they are agencies, creatives, or corporate buyers.