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Portrait of Humanity

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Today, I can finally spill the beans having waited since mid-February for the organiser's embargo to lift. This is Samy, my entry into 'Portrait of Humanity' organised by British Journal of Photography. I knew in February that I had reached the final 200 images to be included in a book and then later that I'd reached the final 50 that will be exhibited later this year in the States, Australia, Croatia and Nigeria. Taken with my trusty EM5 Mk 1 with the Pany 12-35 f/2.8

This is one of my all time favourite images. We are going Samy and I, to the 'Portrait of Humanity' launch party later this month, can't wait!

There were some cracking images submitted, you can see them here:

http://www.portraitofhumanity.co/cat...type=selection

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Re: Portrait of Humanity

Congratulations!

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...ty-in-pictures
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Re: Portrait of Humanity

That's great news David, congratulations.
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Re: Portrait of Humanity

Congratulations.
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Brilliant news, well done David.

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Congratulations on your success

Thought for a minute it was our Eurovision entry
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Re: Portrait of Humanity

Fantastic. Well done, and good luck (I assume there’s an opportunity of further progression up the list?).
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Re: Portrait of Humanity

A bit edgy for my taste, but a great image nonetheless. Good luck!!
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Fantastic. Well done, and good luck (I assume there’s an opportunity of further progression up the list?).
Apparently there is $10,000 to share between the first three but as far as I know details will be revealed at the launch party 23 May. Not daring to hope but that said, i have a project in mind that is more or less inexhaustible in its scope and very accessible. My wife came up with the concept but is resisting my pinching it and flattery isn’t working - yet.

I shared my news with a friend Gabrielle Motola who is an Olympus Visionary. I just got an image back from her (she lives in Iceland) taken during the recent Extinction Rebellion, it’s of Samy the chap in my photo. How about that for a coincidence? By the way, Gabrielle is a very fine photographer and writer, well worth a peek at her site.

Thank you to everyone who have sent their good wishes, I’m still in disbelief.

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A bit edgy for my taste, but a great image nonetheless. Good luck!!
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Thanks, your comments, always worthwhile. If you feel the image is edgy, I believe that i have succeeded. If possible i try to go beyond my comfort zone and have attempted to photograph people from backgrounds very different to my own. Groups of young black men, all sorts of occupations including none and from all over the world. Mostly, taken in my favourite ‘hotspot’. It’s what makes me pick up my camera and it has been life enhancing. Now, if only i could also take landscapes like you!

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Hi Paul

Thanks, your comments, always worthwhile. If you feel the image is edgy, I believe that i have succeeded. If possible i try to go beyond my comfort zone and have attempted to photograph people from backgrounds very different to my own. Groups of young black men, all sorts of occupations including none and from all over the world. Mostly, taken in my favourite ‘hotspot’. It’s what makes me pick up my camera and it has been life enhancing. Now, if only i could also take landscapes like you!

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That is a very interesting and important comment David. When we talk about photography we usually end up talking about the end result, but I think the act of doing it delivers a lot more. For example I am a crap landscape photographer but feel I have a far better appreciation of landscape as a direct result of having tried to photograph it. Somehow you have managed to pull off both - growing from the experience and getting fantastic results!

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