The UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards 2012 : winners' exhibition
The UK Picture Editors Guild are pleased to announce that a collection of photographs from this years awards will be displayed at the Museum of London between Jan 18th and May 5th
The Museum has, for the first time in its history, commissioned their historic/iconic/landmark exterior routunda wall to showcase the exceptional winners from this year's Picture Editor Guild Awards. As such, the main entrance, a few minutes' walk from St. Paul's Cathedral, will be transformed into a stunning outdoor gallery open to all.
This collaboration between the Guild, Europe's leader in online photo printing and personal publishing service PhotoBox, and the world-class Museum of London, will enable a wider audience to appreciate the skill that produces the best in photo-journalism.
For over 11 years PhotoBox has helped millions bring their photos to life by sharing them in new and exciting ways. From photo books to their very latest addition, the waterproof gallery mounted print range, which will launch at this exhibition, their vision allows amateurs, enthusiasts and Pros alike to share and re-live the moments that matter. Their exceptional high quality print products and service has won them numerous accolades, from the photo press, to more recently Which? Magazine's Best Buy award for best UK printing service.
The Museum of London tells the story of Londoners and their ever changing city. Visitors can walk through the story of the city, from prehistoric times to the global city we know today. The museum's collections are as quirky, vast and varied as London itself with over a million objects ranging from archaeological finds to photographs; from shop fronts to archive film and video; from bus tickets to the magnificent Lord Mayor's State Coach. The oldest objects are over half a million years old, the newest date from today and will be acquired tomorrow as records of London's past.
Guild chairman Alan Sparrow sees the exhibition as a chance to let the public appreciate up-close the talent and professionalism that goes into a great Press picture. He said:' This is how every photographer likes to show off the best of their work - a huge perfect print to be viewed at leisure. We are fortunate to have such a great company as PhotoBox, coupled with the Museum of London, to create this fantastic addition to the 2011 Awards.'