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The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1

The winning images from the inaugural British Life Photography Awards

  • Hardback
  • £20.00

Discover in this stunning portfolio of award-winning photographs, a celebration of British life in all of its most captivating and eclectic forms

Interest in photography has never been higher, with high end digital cameras now ubiquitous and millions of us now expert photographers, regularly documenting the world around us. The British Life Photography Awards exist to celebrate that interest, that expertise and the very best of British reportage, documentary and street photography. One of the most valuable prize funds in the genre, combined with a storied judging panel and the chance to be published, has attracted thousands to enter the competition in its first year. This book collects the winners and celebrates the best of the rest, with hundreds of eye-opening images giving a thought provoking, beautiful and refreshing view of life in the UK today.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781781572641
  • Publication date: 05 Mar 2015
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Ilex Press
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