After much deliberation, the Photomediations team, together with guest curators Katrina Sluis (The Photographers Gallery), Karen Newman (Birmingham Open Media), and Pippa Milne (Centre for Contemporary Photography), are proud to announce the overall winner, curators’ choices and commendations for the Photomediations open call competition.
We would first of all like to thank everyone one who contributed work. The sheer quality, diversity and creativity evident in each submission made the judging process hugely satisfying for us but equally challenging to agree on our final selections. Every qualifying (licensed & attributed) image submitted to the call will be showcased here on the Photomediations website and we hope will continue to inspire and provide the foundations for others to produce new remix creations and showcase the benefits of open licensing within the creative sector.
Therefore we are pleased to announce the winners:
Mark Murphy, Storm in a Teacup (CC BY-NC-SA)
“By deftly selecting and splicing together two remarkably different images, Mark asks us to imaginatively ponder the physical impossibility of a ‘storm in a teacup’”. (Katrina Sluis)
“Just really beautiful”. (Karen Newman)
Curators’ Choice Awards
Wioleta Kaminska, I Miss My Home (CC BY)
“An ambitious and poetic combining of images, text and motion graphics – which explores what might be the visual language of a photograph on a screen… [T]he submission has resonance with contemporary events in Europe.” (Katrina Sluis)
Constantin Marian Brosteanu, The Nature of Pencil (CC-BY)
“In the tradition of other artists such as Andreas Müller-Pohle, Constantin has playfully explored the remediation and materiality of historical photographs in contemporary screen culture with the assistance of a Game Boy camera.” (Katrina Sluis)
Elle Heaps, Muscle Beach (CC-BY)
“The humour that Elle has co-opted here is witty and subtly layered. Her use of a 19th century muscle man, placed on top of a scene that brings to mind Baywatch while giffing through the colours of the gay pride flag, gives viewers a lot to interpret.” (Pippa Milne)
Judges Commendation Awards
Katie Hindle, Blouse (1850—2016) (CC0)
Hayley Pritchard, Untitled (CC BY)
James Thorn, Pigeon (CC BY)
Sam Forsyth-Gray, Scalp (CC BY-NC-SA)
Tara Rutledge, Moroaica (CC BY-NC-SA)
Nathan Gabriel, The Flight of the Ava (CC BY)
The new Photomediations exhibition space will be live in time for its launch at the ‘Cultural Heritage: reuse, remake and reimagine’ conference in Berlin.
You might also be interested in the next stage of our project; the development of a set of open-source creative challenge cards that will feature selected Photomediations image submissions throughout the pack – fully attributed, of course! The idea behind these is to build upon the creative jam sessions that we ran across Europe and Australia and offer the cards as tool to use within a classroom or group community setting to stimulate further exploration of open creative practices.
The Photomediations team