Distinctly Exhibition by Robert Darch

My work is currently being exhibited in ‘Distinctly’ at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, curated by Tracy Marshall in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery & Look Photo Biennial .

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British Journal of Photography - Portrait of Britain - Winner by Robert Darch

I was very honoured that my image of Dani has been chosen as one of the winning images for BJP's Portrait of Britain 2018. There were 13,000 entries from which the 100 winning images were selected. 

From the 1st of September it will be exhibited on jcdecauxglobal screens nationwide for one month. The image will also be published by hoxton mini press in the forthcoming Portrait of Britain book.

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Distinctly Britain - Pingyao International Photography Festival - China by Robert Darch

I am excited to announce that I will be exhibiting several images in the group show ‘Distinctly Britain’ curated by Tracy Marshall (as part of the Look Photo biennial exchange) at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. I am honoured to be exhibiting alongside some of the countries best known and most admired photographers; Martin Parr, Tish Murtha, Chris Killip, Kirsty Mackay, Daniel Meadows, Niall McDiarmid, Marketa Luscova, John Myers, and particularly my former professors at Newport, Ken Grant and Paul Seawright. 

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Interview with Urbanautica Institute by Robert Darch

Steve Bisson kindly interviewed me for the Urbanautica Institute Journal. I always find interviews a very productive exercise as they afford you an opportunity to reflect on your work and the motivations behind the photographs. Click <Here> for the interview. 

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Unveil'd Photobook Winner 2017 by Robert Darch

And after much deliberation the winner of the Unveil'd Photobook Award is Shane Lavalette with his self published book, 'One Sun, One Shadow'.  Shane Lavalette [US]  |  Lavalette

The competition was incredibly strong this year and particularly rich in the depth of ideas and modes of presentation. For this reason we decided to include a longlist as well as a shortlist of 6 books. The shortlisted books are:

Cubby's Tarn |  Joseph Wright [UK]  |  JW Editions , 

Itaca |  Gabriele Rossi [IT] |  Yard Press

Nos Feux Nous Appartiennent  |  Marine Lanier [FR]  |  Poursuite & JB Editions

Arch  |  Anne Erhard & Cameron Williamson [UK]  |  Self-published  

Hunter Grill  |  Alexandre Christiaens [BE]  |  Origini Edizioni

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Unveil'd Book Award by Robert Darch

The Unveil'd Book Award is open again for entries. We have already had some great submissions and a lot of interest, plus it's free to enter! We will work together with the winning photographer or author to produce a fully funded solo exhibition within our 2018/19 programme.  The focus is to create a flexible environment that responds to the winner's practice and best supports the development of their work. 

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Renaissance Photography Prize by Robert Darch

I was honoured and humbled to win the Single image category 'Life' at the Renaissance Photography Awards, a worthy competition which donates its profits to the Lavender Trust, who support young women diagnosed with breast cancer. This was the 10th year of the Prize and it was judged by a distinguished panel of professionals.

  • Clare Grafik - Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery
  • Dewi Lewis - Founder, Dewi Lewis Publishing
  • Fiona Rogers - Global Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos International
  • Fiona Shields - Picture Editor, The Guardian and Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media
  • Gem Fletcher - Senior Art Director, Getty Images
  • Marloes Krijnen - Founder and Director of FOAM, Amsterdam
  • Melissa DeWitt - Editor-in-Chief, HOTSHOE
  • Simon Roberts - Photographer

The work was exhibited in the Getty Images Gallery, London from the 11th to the 21st of October. 

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Meural by Robert Darch

I was honoured that Max Ferguson the editor in chief at Splash & Grab magazine asked if he could use my work on Meural, a new platform for showcasing art that the magazine is partnering with. The work will be available to lease for a month and then displayed in Meural's custom digital picture frames. 

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