Brian Griffin, David Kilpatrick join Dr Michael Pritchard on the PhotoX Judging Panel

Brian Griffin by Ashley Franklin-1

PhotoX has announced two of Photography’s most loved professionals, Prof. Brian Griffin D.Univ. (BCU) Hon. FRPS. and publisher and editor David Kilpatrick are joining the Judging panel which also includes Dr Michael Pritchard, Chief Executive of the Royal Photographic Society, Cristina Cellini Antonini, Founder & Co-Director, ArtRooms and international photographer Hania Farrell, who won the Art Gemini photography prize in 2016.

Brian Griffin is one of the most unconventional, renowned and influential creative portrait photographers working in Britain today, his work is featured in many museum collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery London, Art Museum Reykjavik Iceland, Arts Council London and Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany. A much-revered photographer, Brian received the “Freedom of the city of Arles, France” in 1987 and went on to publish the seminal book “Work” in 1988 with a one-man show at the National Portrait Gallery. He has been decorated with accolades recognizing his influence on the photographic world, including receiving the “Centenary Medal” from the Royal Photographic Society in recognition of a lifetime achievement in photography. October 2017 will see the publication of “Gig” a book on the history of his music photography.

dkportrait-2017-webDavid Kilpatrick is the esteemed photography magazine editor and publisher who set up Icon Publications Ltd in 1987 with his wife Shirley to publish photographic magazines and has done so ever since. Icon currently publishes Cameracraft and Master Photography (f2 Freelance Photographer merged with Cameracraft which replaces it as the title). He was Associate Editor of Photo Technique and then went freelance, contracting as editor of The Photographer. A few years later he had a chance to buy a local photography business in partnership with a friend of his who subsequently bought him out enabling him to buy a Nottinghamshire farmhouse and convert the range of barns into studio, offices and darkroom. After many successful years, he and his wife moved north of the border to Scotland, to set up one of the first digital bureaux, producing magazines, books, leaflets and catalogues and specialised in the technical side of a new workflow.

Building on the success of the ArtGemini Prize now in its fourth year, the prize founders are proud to announce the launch of PhotoX, an exciting new prize for established and emerging photographers with a cash fund of £2000, plus photographic prizes and two curated art exhibitions in London.

Call for entries:  enter here www.photox.co.uk closes 30 April 2017