imAge - Finalists Announced
The 25 finalists in the YOUMANITY annual photography award have been announced. The contest attracted over 1,200 submissions from photographers in 32 different countries.
The judges ranked the finalists in the following order:
- Elise Jacob
- Francesco Ruffoni
- Abhijit Chakraborty
- Andrea Cattaneo
- Simona Lomurno
- Izabela Urbaniak
- Allan Weber
- Grzegorz Piaskowski
- Anna Hoffman
- Laura Liverani
- Valentina Pavone
- Arne Wesenberg
- Anne Clements
- Bente Stachowske
- Kirsten Quist
- Iolanda Pazzanese
- Alex Boyd
- Krishnasis Ghosh
- Aydin Cetinbostanoglu
- Claudio Dell'Osa
- Danika Voneki
- Elisa Turiani
- Jan Enkelmann
- Tijen Erol
- Zoya Yakovleva
“The quality and the variety of this year’s award has been outstanding. I can only hope that our efforts may help in someway to raise more awareness of the social situation affecting the Elderly worldwide. The entries received underline a marked disparity between those elderly who enjoy a happy retirement life, and those who have no choice but to work in order to support themselves,” stated Angelo Iudice, Chair of YOUMANITY.
imAge photographic entries were assessed by the following distinguished panel:
Anne Williams, Director of Photography, London College of Communication
Cristobal Catalan, Creative Director, Liminal Senses Productions
Michael Pritchard, Director-General, The Royal Photographic Society
Marco Delogu, Director, Italian Cultural Institute, London
Roger Tooth, Head of Photography, The Guardian
The imAge project was supported by Reloacabroad Castel di Pietra GAL Meridaunia Li Veli Brainpull Exhibit Events TimpsonsGreat night at the King’s College London for the grand opening of imAge - challenging stereotypes of older people.
The exhibition explores how the concept of age is perceived in the different countries.
Photographers from the international scene attended the private view.
Special guests included the Consul General of Italy, Dr Massimiliano Mazzanti, the Mayor of Merton, C.llr David Chung, Mayor of Wandsworth, C.llr Nicola Nardelli, Mayor of Camden, C.llr Larraine Revah, Mayor of Islington, C.llr Richard Greening, the President of King’s College, Prof. Edward Byrne, the Policy and Campaigns Manager of AGE UK, Gordon Deuchars, and Angelo Iudice, Chair of YOUMANITY