LCC MA Photography Final Exhibition Awards

30 November 2016, 5.00pm

This is the eighteenth year of the LCC MA Photography final degree show - showing the works in the Ugly Duck galleries of 47-49 Tanner Street near London Bridge this year, London SE1 3PL. We are very happy to again host the Sproxton Award for Photography as well as prizes by Photoworks, Metro Imaging, MACK, Troika, Photofusion, Photomonitor and Parallax, all honouring different aspects of photographic practice.


The Sproxton Award for Photography

The Sproxton Award for Photography

Since 2003, the prize has been given each year to one student in the MA Photography Final Show, as judged by a panel consisting of an industry professional and MA Photography Alumni. The winners receive £1000 to help kickstart their photography careers. The prize was set up by David Sproxton from Aardman Animations in memory of his brother Andrew Sproxton, who together with Val Williams founded the Impressions Gallery in York in 1972. Judged by Anne McNeill (Impressions Gallery) and Magali Avezou (MAP13 alumna).;;

Winner: Stephen Rusk

Commendation: Ana Escobar


The Photoworks Prize

The winner of the prize will be featured on the Showcase on the Photoworks website with interview and receives free Photoworks Membership for a year. Photoworks curates, commissions and publishes photographic work and new writing about photography and produces projects, exhibitions, books, the Brighton Photo Biennial and Photoworks Annual. Judged by Mariama Attah.

Winner: Julian Benjamin

Commendation & additional showcases: Raquel Carro and Davide Meneghello

The MACK Award

Publisher MACK is pleased to announce the MACK Award, established in 2013, which offers the winning LCC MA Photography candidate a credit for £300 worth of MACK titles, and the option to do an internship/some mentoring with the MACK team in London. Judged by Michael Mack, director of MACK.

Winner: Anne Clements

The Metro Imaging Mentorship

A 12-month intensive one-to-one mentorship experience. The mentorship is tailor-made depending on the need of the selected graduate, i.e. concentrating on practical and technical input; conceptual and contextual discussion around the practice (a sounding board for future projects); networking and connections to industry; industry professional reviews and meetings. Metro will support the decision making processes and advise on maximising opportunities. Includes a £1000 credit with Metro to be spend on the mentee’s practice as well as connecting him/her with fellow mentees to build a community of supported artists. Judged by Kate O’Neill, Robbie Symonette and Alessandra Rinaudo (MAP14 alumna).

Winner: Davide Meneghello

Commendation: Philip R. Martin

The Photofusion Prize

Located in Brixton, Photofusion is an independent photography resource centre and gallery that offers studio and darkroom hire, digital printing, film processing, training and professional support. It also delivers a wide range of community outreach and participatory projects. The prize consists of a voucher worth £200 redeemable against any of Photofusion’s services, including mentoring and portfolio advice, scanning, film processing, courses and use of rental facilities (credit can be used retroactive). Judged by Kim Shaw and Paul Ellis (Photofusion).

Winner: Davide Meneghello

Photomonitor feature

Photomonitor is the online magazine devoted to photography and lens-based media in the UK and Ireland. Over the past five years, more than 200 artists and writers have contributed over 800 features on current and historical photographic practice, and attract thousands of weekly online readers from around the world to learn about the most important exhibitions, books, essays, and interviews from the UK and Ireland that remain free to read, share and inspire. Founding editor Christiane Monarchi will commend one graduating lens-based artist with a special online feature about their work in an upcoming issue of Photomonitor.

Winner: Berkin Mika

Troika Photography Award

Troika is delighted to support the LCC MA graduate programme with the Troika Photography Award, a 12 months mentoring programme. The judges, co-founders of the contemporary photography gallery, Bridget Coaker and Michael Walter will select a winner from the MA degree show. The successful graduate will be supported for 12 months, through discussion and advice in their post university projects providing curatorial advice and critical reviews.

Winners: Jacqui Taylor & Brenda Vega

Parallax Photographic Award

Parallax Photographic Coop will offer a prize of £100 in vouchers to spend on supplies to assist graduates in continuing their work. Parallax Photographic are a workers-run cooperative based in Brixton selling photography supplies. Judged by Alice Rosenbaum and Samuel Taylor.

Winners: Ana Escobar

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Wiebke Leister