ANNOUNCEMENT OF SHORTLIST
Four photographers have been shortlisted for the £15,000 Schweppes
Photographic Portrait Prize, a major new international photography award.
This is the first year of the Schweppes Prize. It continues the tradition
of the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award which firmly established
itself as the leading showcase for new talent in portrait photography.
The Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize 2003 received entries from 1212
photographers and judges selected the exhibition from over 3,000 images.
60 portraits have been selected for the exhibition which opens on 5 November
The following photographers have been shortlisted for the Schweppes
Photographic Portrait Prize:
Victor Albrow for Lachie and Callum Victor Albrow (b.1952) is
a Scottish photographer living and working in Edinburgh. The portrait
is of the five-year old twin sons of a friend of the artist. The portrait
was taken in Albrow's studio in May 2003.
Roben Antoniewicz for 2nd Birthday
Roben Antoniewicz (b.1954) is a professional photographer based in Perth,
Scotland. His portrait is of his granddaughter Mairead, taken at the photographer's
house in February 2003. The occasion was a family party to mark Mairead's
2nd birthday and her family's departure from Edinburgh for a new life
Nadav Kander for Interruption
Nadav Kander (b.1961) is a professional photographer who has work in the
collections of several public galleries. His portrait shows an elderly
couple peering inquisitively out of their lit living room window at night.
Born in Israel, Kander grew up in South Africa and currently lives and
works in London.
Alan Powdrill for Gerry
Alan Powdrill (b.1967) is a professional photographer based in London.
Gerry was photographed in February 2003 as an extra shot after an assignment
for Saatchi & Saatchi. The sitter is Gerry George, a professional
model and writer.
The winner of the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize will be announced
at a ceremony on Monday 3rd November. There will also be a £5,000
Deloitte Award for the best portrait taken by a photographer age 25 or
under, presented at the same time.
The competition was judged from original prints by:
Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery (Chair)
Ekow Eshun, Writer and Critic
Amanda Hopkinson, Writer and Critic
Alison Jackson, Artist
Mary McCartney Donald, Photographer
Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery
Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, said: "The
judges were very impressed with the quality of the entry. These are four
intriguing and powerful images chosen from more than 3,000 photographs
submitted from around the world."
Martin Norris, Communications Director, Coca-Cola Great Britain said:
" We're tremendously excited by the photographs we've seen and feel
sure that the inaugural Schweppes Prize exhibition will entertain, inspire
and refresh its viewers."
The Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize is part of a natural progression
of the support Schweppes has given to the photographic arts following
on from their support of the Eve Arnold exhibition at the Barbican and
from the award-winning 'Schyou know who?' campaign created by Mother.
The ads capture and anticipate situations with celebrity lookalikes in
a witty and topical way through the playful lens of Alison Jackson.
The 'Schweppes' Photographic Portrait Prize 2003 is in association with
the British Journal of Photography
Notes to Editors
• The John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award ended last year, following
ten very successful years at the National Portrait Gallery.
• In Great Britain the Schweppes brand is owned by Coca-Cola Great
Britain. Jacob Schweppe created soda water in 1783 in London and from
there spawned an entire industry.
• The 'Schyou know who?' campaign was created by ad agency Mother
and shot by Alison Jackson and to date has won 29 different creative awards.
Highlighting photography's intriguing ability to blur the boundaries of
reality, the campaign uses black and white photographs depicting look-alikes
of well-known personalities captured in imagined off-guard moments.
• The Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition runs from
5 November 2003 - 15 February 2004. Admission is free.
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