Tony Ray-Jones Photography Competition 2017/18: Politics

Christ’s Hospital’s guest judge this year of the Tony Ray-Jones Photography Competition ‘Politics’ was former pupil, Sophie Clements. Sophie had a large scale video work exhibition running at The Barbican Centre, London, earlier this year.
Paul Deller, Head of Art at Christ’s Hospital, said: “Sophie was greatly impressed with the quality of the 120 submissions despite the difficulty of the theme. She felt that a lot of thought and care had gone into the photographs, not only in the composition and technique, but also in the conceptual underpinning.”
Congratulations to this year’s winners who were:
Junior: Alice Frith-Powell
Intermediate: Lila Vitos
Senior: Sammy France
Best in Show: Giselle Lawrence
After awarding the winners with their prizes, Sophie gave an inspiring lecture about her journey into becoming an artist since she left Christ’s Hospital. It has involved all the areas that she excelled as a student – Art, Music and Science – and these elements are clearly influential in videos today (
Tony Ray-Jones (1941-71) was a British born photographer who had a huge influence on the development of British documentary art photography. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital.

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