The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 have been announced. Once again this prestigious competition, now in its 51st year received a huge array of entries from all over the world – an astounding 42,000 entries submitted from across 96 countries.
Canadian amateur photographer Don Gutoski was named overall winner for his image ‘Tale of Two Foxes’, a beautiful but haunting portrait of the struggle for life in the subarctic climes of Cape Churchill, Canada. The Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 was awarded to fourteen year old Ondrej Pelánek, from the Czech Republic for his image ‘Ruffs on Display’ shot at the tundra on Norway’s Varanger Peninsula.
The awards comprise of 18 separate categories depicting nature at its finest, from displays of extraordinary animal behaviour to sublime landscapes.
We were thrilled to learn that long-standing Metro Imaging client Britta Jaschinski was awarded The Wildlife Photojournalist Award 2015 – Single Image for her moving image ‘Broken Cats’ which depicts big cats performing at the Seven Star Park in Guilin in 2012. The cats have had their teeth and claws removed, are drugged and during the show are controlled by poles with metal spikes at the end.
Britta remarks, “This was truly an arena of broken animals. These cats are probably all hybrids of captive-bred animals. The one in the centre is most likely a liger – a cross between a male lion and a female tiger. Ligers are thought to be the largest living felines, tending to exceed the size of both their parent species.”
The acclaimed show celebrates the rich array of life on our planet, reflecting its beauty and highlighting its fragility. After its London premiere, the exhibition embarks on a UK and international tour, to inspire millions of people across the world to appreciate and conserve the natural world.
Metro is proud to have once again produced all 100 Duratrans prints for the London exhibition which are viewed in lightboxes as well as those for the touring show which is due to visit over 10 towns in the UK and 35 or more around the world during late 2015 and 2016, giving millions of people the chance to view the wonderful images.
The 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is open for entries between December 2015 and February 2016.
Exhibition dates: 16 October 2015 – 10 April 2016,
Opening times: 10.00am – 5.50pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Ticket prices: Adult £13.50; child and concession £6.75; family £36.90 (up to 2 adults and 3 children)
Free for Members, Patrons and children under 4
Images © Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London
1. Amir Ben Dov Birds / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
2. Britta Jaschinski / Winner The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: single image 2015
3. Michael AW Underwater / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015
Metro is delighted to support Terry O’Neill’s latest retrospective exhibition ‘Bowie’ which opened last month to coincide with the release of David Bowie’s new box set “Who can I be now?’ as well as the launch of the book “Bowie by O’Neill” a new limited edition collection of the best photographs of David Bowie shot by Terry O’Neill.
Metro produced Giclée prints, black and white bromide prints and mounting for all the art work for this collection which features amongst many others, the last performance of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 together with other iconic photos of the singer’s career captured by O’Neill during their 30 year partnership.
The exhibition a must see for Bowie and O’Neill fans alike, features images from the photo session for the album Diamond Dogs, to the set of the film The Man who Fell to Earth plus the first encounter of Bowie with Elizabeth Taylor, to the magazine cover of Bowie with his former wife Angie.
Additionally “Bowie by O’Neill”, a limited 500 edition book has been launched which includes never-before and rarely seen photos from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, the studio recording session for Young Americans, stage performances from Station to Station, David Bowie and William Burroughs sessions, as well as the Diamond Dogs album photo shoot. By incorporating multiple inserts, design crops and colourisation, “Bowie by O’Neill” becomes more than just a book of photography – it is a book that stands alone as a piece of art.
For more information about Bowie by O’Neill Limited Edition Book (of 500 – £1,500)
email or call: 020 7259 0220
Ransom Gallery, 105 Pimlico Road. London, SW1W 8PH
Exhibition dates: 21st September – 22nd October 2016
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 10:00am–6:00pm
1. Terry O’Neill signing Bowie prints in Metro – Kate O’Neill
2. Terry O’Neill signing Bowie prints in Metro – Kate O’Neill
Continuing our long-standing support of Brighton Photo Fringe, Metro is delighted to be official print sponsor again this year. In addition to supplying a variety of services to photographers across many different events, Metro has produced vinyl prints using our Direct to Media printer for Festival signage and outdoor exhibitions.
The Festival take place throughout the month of October with a programme packed with exhibitions, talks, screenings, workshops and parties, offering a city-wide, open-access festival of new photography.
Metro has provided sponsorship to OPEN16 Solo winner Dana Ariel, for the exhibition of images from her ‘Encountering Perforated Ground’ project. Metro printed and framed her stunning images which were taken in Israel and Palestine between 2014 and 2016. Showing landscapes with traces of past activities which overlay and stain the ground, the images tell a story of political erasure and displacement.
Additionally Dana Ariel and Metro Director, Steve Macleod will be taking part in an ‘in conversation’ event, ‘On Printing’ where they will be discussing current printing practice with examples of the multiple ways they both print work.
SE7EN is a showcase of work from ten of Metro’s own talented staff including printers, technicians, retouchers and sales and marketing staff. Our passion for photography is exposed in this 7-meter wall of work curated by Director and Photographer Steve Macleod, along with some of our top products and services.
Metro is supporting ‘Photography. Not Photographer’ an inclusive talk and panel discussion – Bindi Vora The Photographers Gallery, Karen Harvey of Shutter Hub, Courtney Husselmann Metro Imaging– hosted by The OGC Director Kate O’Neill. The focus will be on the hundreds of other professionals within the photography industry who discover new talent, encourage new work, curate and organise exhibitions and support and advise existing artists within the world of photography.
Encountering Perforated Ground
Phoenix Brighton, 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB
Exhibition dates: 1st–30th October 2016
Opening times: Thurs 11:00am–7:00pm; Wed–Sun 11:00am –5:00pm
On Printing – In Conversation Event
Event date: 30th October
Event time: 11:00am –1:00pm
Phoenix Brighton, 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB
This event is free but spaces are limited – booking recommended.
Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 3LS
Exhibition dates: 1st –30th October 2016
Opening times: Thurs–Fri 12:00pm–6:30pm; Sat–Sun 11:00am–6:30pm
Photography. Not Photographer
Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB
Event date: 15th October 2016
Event time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
This event is free to attend.
1. SE7EN Metro x Brighton Photo Fringe
2. Dana Ariel- Encountering Perforated Ground
3. The Precursor Project (SE7EN)