The Eye International Photography Festival
‘A Fresh Eye’ - Photography Competition for Schools and Young People
Young people across Wales had the opportunity to take part in ‘A Fresh Eye’, a national photography competition, as part of The EYE Festival at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Festival organisers teamed up with Oxfam Cymru to offer a unique opportunity for students to develop their skills and understanding of documentary photography and international issues, by working to two of Oxfam’s themes:
For under 11s and 12 – 15yr olds:‘Water through a different lens’
For 16 - 21 year olds: ‘Lift: An uplifting look at tackling poverty’
Resources and background information for both topics were provided, to enable the participants to fully understand the programmes of work the themes related to, and gain an understanding of how photographers have to work to a brief.
All Shortlisted entries are exhibited in the Arts Centre Café Gallery as part of the Festival from 18th June – 19th July, and the winners will be announced at the Festival on Saturday 28th June.
Prizes include complimentary tickets to the festival, cameras, books from festival speakers, workshops for the winners’ schools and an individual tutorial from The Independent’s Head of Pictures, Sophie Batterbury.
Charlotte Lucas - Water is a Right Age 12 - 15 category
Dafydd James Thomas - Water Droplet Age 12 - 15 category
Hannah Powell - Have Faith Age Age 16 - 21 category
Jack Wilcox - Waiting for Water Age Age Under 11 category
Jonah Evans - V Lens Age 12 - 15 category
Steffan Nicholas - Reflections on Flooding Age Under 11 category
Theo Delahaye The Pilgrim Arrives - Age Under 11 category