Melbourne's Jesse Marlow wins First Prize at International Street Photography Awards in London.
We are pleased to announce Jesse Marlow won first prize in the International Street Photography Awards 2011. The award was announced last night (30 June) at the launch of the London Street Photography Festival. Marlow, whose image was chosen from 1600 international entries, won a return trip and accommodation to London, a cash prize of ÂŁ1,000 as well as an Olympus PEN camera and a ÂŁ100 Blurb voucher. He arrived in London to collect his award where he will also lead a one-day street photography workshop as part of the festival. His winning series of photographs will be exhibited in London alongside Vivian Maier's works, the biggest photography story of the last 18 months, and her first show of her work in London. Marlow is based in Melbourne, Australia. His works are held in public and private collections across Australia. His last solo show, OAO (One and Only) was held at Anna Pappas Gallery in March 2011. In 2010 Marlow was one of 45 street photographer from around the world profiled in the book Street Photography Now (Thames & Hudson). He is a member of both The International Street Photographers Collective and Oculi, Australia's leading documentary photography agency. In 2006 he was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam and in 2002 he was the inaugural winner of the Australian Hasselblad XPan Masters competition. Marlow has published several books and he is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Quotes from Judges: "Part of what made the judging process so difficult was the sheer variety of approaches to 'street photography' represented in the submissions. In reality, street photography is an over-arching term which encompasses several sub-genres or ways of working, including documentary, conceptual, typological, atmospheric and experimental photography. It's these many facets that make street photography so enduring as a subject and endlessly exciting to explore. Viewing pictures from so many countries was a thrill." Tiffany Jones, photographer and editor of fLIP magazine.
"The winner should leap out and in the end it did. It wasn't clear when we started because there were some great individual images but the work from the final few photographers stood out by sheer consistency and ambition. Jesse Marlow's series in particular embodies the spirit of street photography." David Gibson, photographer.
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Image: Jesse Marlow, White Cat, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery.
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