Photo Competition 2021
Our 2021 Photo Competition asked new students and applicants to capture life in the time of coronavirus. View a gallery of the shortlisted entries below and find out our competition winners.
Brighton seafront during the peak of lockdown restrictions.
Picturing a pandemic
Over the course of 2021, the International Office asked new students and applicants to capture life in the time of coronavirus. They sought images from across photography genres that encapsulated global experiences of the pandemic.
Prizes included a state-of-the-art camera and cash scholarships of £1,000.
Gallery of finalists
Out of a field of hundreds of submissions from around the world, expert judges from across the University whittled the field down to 10 talented finalists.
Their work covered a range of photography styles; from beautiful landscapes, mysterious still lifes and arresting self-portraits. In submitting their entries, they showcase the immense creative talent of students currently studying at Sussex.
Browse their work in the gallery below.
The work of our 10 finalists was showcased at a presentation at the ACCA on Friday 12 November 2021, with the winners announced by Bob Ahern, Director of Archive Photography for Getty Images.
View a recording of the ceremony on Instagram Live.
The winners were:
- 1st place: Charlotte Lambrecht – 'Living With Each Other'
- 2nd place: Laura-Teodora Constantin – 'Reflecting On Covid-19'
- 3rd place: Caitlin Lindsay Epstein – 'The Smile Behind The Mask'.
Presenter – Bob Ahern
Based in New York, Sussex alumni Bob Ahern is the Director of Archive Photography for Getty Images. Bob is responsible for the archive’s overarching content strategy, including the overview of 130 million images, its contributing photographers and numerous key image partners.
Acting as custodian of the collection, Bob also manages the archive’s presence across Getty Images editorial and creative platforms, overseeing new photographer and collection signings as well as the editing of analogue house collections.
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