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#UoNgoingplaces competition winners 2017

Ana Mihajlovic, Russian-style metro (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Congratulations to Ana Mihajlovic (Russian and Serbian/Croatian), who is the winner of our 2016-2017 #UoNgoingplaces photo competition.  Her winning photo was the very arresting image “Russian-style metro”. This year the shortlist – from a wonderful and rich field - was drawn up by an expert, our photographer in residence, Frédéric Lecloux (hosted by Jean-Xavier Ridon, French), who was here thanks to a Leverhulme Trust grant for a project about the Nepali migrants in Nottingham. If you are interested in Frédéric’s project and work, see his website, and his journal about his the residency at fredericlecloux.com/nottingham/.

Frederic’s criterion in compiling his shortlist: ‘A photograph should be more interesting than the subject and transcend its obviousness. (It is not my rule actually, it is Jeffrey Ladd's, but it I made it mine because it is efficient and powerful). So I looked for photos that do more than, well, just say what they say: there is a landscape, there is a remarkable building, full stop. We obviously know what a village in Provence look like, or a sunset on a windmill. We don't need another picture for that.’

Head of School, Professor Nicola Mclelland, chose our overall Winner, Runner-up, and Highly Commended photos as follows:

Winner, £50 Amazon voucher: Ana Mihajlovic, Russian-style metro (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Runner-up, £25 Amazon voucher: Jessica Byrne, Vienna’s cool (Austria) 

Highly commended (in alphabetical order):

  • Nick Allflatt, Time to reflect (Lac d’Annecy, France)
  • Frank Banks, Kensington Market (Toronto, Canada)
  • Kitty Cartwright, Narnia not Russia (Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia)
  • Jack Colman, Perito Moreno glacier (Argentina)
  • Beth Evington, Just one more picture of the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
  • Natalie Maher, Hand on ya hip on Broadway, it’s all showbiz darling after all (Manhattan, New York, USA)
  • Ruth Phillipps, Well there are definitely worse things to live around the corner from (Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Victor Sampson, Tunnel vision (Elbe tunnel, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Helen Thompson, Reichstag (Berlin, Germany)
Well done to you all!
Posted on Thursday 20th July 2017

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