SUN celebrates and rewards the best commercial photography in the UK regions within Advertising, Design, Fashion and Editorial.
Now in its 28th year, SUN returns to the Gallery with it's annual competition exhibition.
This year, photographer and SUN 27 judge Brian Griffin has passed the baton to Louise Clements, who has curated this years awards and who will be joining us on the launch night to give a talk about her work as an independent curator, photography artistic director, portfolio reviewer, and writer.
Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art and film, as well as being the Co-Founder and Artistic Director/Curator of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby since 2004. As a curator, she has initiated and curated many commissions, publications, mass participation art, film and photography programmes and exhibitions since 1998. She was Guest Curator at Kaunas Photofestival, Lithuania Duel/Duet; Habitat Centre and Haus Khas BlowUp, in Deli, India; Dong Gang International Photography Festival South Korea, UK Photography Now : The Constructed View, 2013; Dali International Photography Festival, China, Life Is Elsewhere 2013; Noorderlicht 20/20 2013.
Louise regularly writes about photography for catalogues and magazines in both print and online media. Co-editor of several photobooks: Hijacked III UK/AUS, PHOTOCINEMA, Hungry Still and is Editor-at-Large for 1000 Words Online Photography Magazine. She is an international photography juror and nominator including WYNG Hong Kong, LensCulture France, Daylight USA, Lodz Fotofestiwal Poland, Prix Pictet, Deutsche Börse. A member of Planar Scientific Committee for Photoraphy, Italy, and portfolio reviewer at festivals and galleries extensively throughout Europe, America and across Asia.
Join us for the launch of SUN 28, and a talk by Louise!
Established in 1988, the SUN AWARDS is run by photographers for photographers and all who use, commission and buy photography.