Laura Pannack wins Foto8 'Best in Show' 2010!

We are proud to announce that our own very talented LPA Futures Photographer Laura Pannack has just won the award for 'Best in Show' at this years Foto8 Summer show. Laura's image of  ‘Shay’ won over the judges with it's emotion and incredible power as a stand-alone portrait. Laura picked up her prize winnings of £1500 at the launch party at HOST gallery on Friday 23 July where we all cheered on in support! The image was chosen from 153 photographs that comprise the Summer show 2010. Summer show judge Monica Allende comments;

“This portrait is all about intensity. It’s a very close look at a human face that conveys emotion, too much emotion to comprehend. It’s a very raw picture that along with the tattoo on the arm of the young woman, makes you want to know the story behind the photograph.” – Summer show judge Monica Allende

This years Summer show judges were:

Monica Allende/ Picture Editor/The Sunday Times Magazine Stefanie Braun/ Curator/The Photographers’ Gallery Harry Hardie/ Exhibition Director/ HOST Gallery Colin Jacobson/ Editor/ Lecturer and Photography Commentator Mark Power/ Photographer

The Foto8 Summer show opening is held like a mini festival on Honduras street, outside HOST Gallery where the images are exhibited from floor to ceiling. An abundance of of London's photographic professionals gather together every year for a fantastic selection of food, drink and music to celebrate some of the most inspiring photography around. This year over 2500 individual images were entered into the Summer show open submission exhibition, so Laura did fantastically well to have 3 images in the exhibition. The show is running until 4 September 2010 so get yourself down there and take a look while you can!

Laura collecting her award!