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FOTO8 SUMMERSHOW 2012 BEST IN SHOW WINNER ANNOUNCED

News Release: London, 6 July 2012 Foto8 is pleased to announce that the 2012 Summershow award for Best in Show goes to Titus Simoens’ image from the series ‘Blue, See’. Simoens receives his prize of £2000 for the award. Judges were intrigued by the composition of the image as well as its somewhat sinister edge. “The photographer has managed to capture the vulnerability and the contrast between what is going on in the frame and what is happening outside of it.” – Phil Coomes Honourable Mentions were awarded to ‘Freedom Seekers’ by Yusuke Harada, ‘Boxer #7’ by Luca Sage and ‘Notting Hill Carnival Stabbing’ by Oli Scarff. The three Honourable Mentions and the Best in Show were chosen from the 159 individual images that make up the Summershow exhibition this year. About Titus Simoens Titus Simoens is a photographer working in Belgium. The series ‘Blue, See’ is about the Ibis school in Ostend, Belgium, a boarding school for children with behavioural problems or unstable situations at home. The children are trained to become fisherman or mariners in an attempt to help them develop more discipline and structure in life. This series looks at the institutionalised lives of boys who share the same fate and thereby become family. Foto8 Ltd 1 Honduras St London EC1Y 0TH UK Telephone: 020 7253 8801 Fax: 020 7253 2752 Email: info@foto8.com Website: www.foto8.com Registered in England. Company No. 4347348. VAT registration No. 805 2775 31. Registered offices as above

The 2012 Summershow Judges Gerry Badger, Writer and Curator of Photography Phil Coomes, Picture Editor, BBC Online Alison Jackson, Photographer Simon Roberts, Photographer Ossian Ward, Art Critic, TimeOut London About the Summershow The Foto8 Summershow is London’s greatest photographic spectacle, a veritable ‘salon de photographie’ – an inspiring array of framed and mounted images of all shapes and sizes, installed from floor to ceiling. This year over 3200 individual images were entered into the Summershow open submission exhibition. It runs until 18 August 2012. These winning images are available for download at: http://bit.ly/LtzYBi (password: bestinshow). For higher res or more images contact summershow@foto8.com or 020 7253 8801. For the list of all participating photographers, see foto8.com/summershow


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Foto8 Ltd 1 Honduras St London EC1Y 0TH UK Telephone: 020 7253 8801 Fax: 020 7253 2752 Email: info@foto8.com Website: www.foto8.com Registered in England. Company No. 4347348. VAT registration No. 805 2775 31. Registered offices as above

From top: ‘Freedom Seekers’ by Yusuke Harada, ‘Boxer #7’ by Luca Sage and ‘Notting Hill Carnival Stabbing’ by Oli Scarff.


Summershow Best in Show 2012