COMPETITIONS & FESTIVALS
photo festivals and competitions are becoming more influential in raising photographers’ profiles
How important are photo festivals to you?
They’re quite important because they get you to know people and people to know you. At the beginning it was very good being in Kenya, but then I had all these images and I realised I wasn’t getting them across to people. I’m starting to spend a bit more time in Europe to participate in this kind of thing.
Do you enter competitions on a regular basis?
Only the major ones. I have entered Nature’s Best, which I won overall in 2011. I’ve entered the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and this year I have entered the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Generally, I don’t like to enter competitions too much, but I understand it’s another way to get better known.