‘Girl’ gets Spider nomination
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER Des Byrne from Bray was a contender in the recent Black and White Spider Awards.
He attained a nomination in the Architecture section of the prestigious nomination and winners photo show, which was attended by 35,000 online viewers. Those thousands of people logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry event for black and white photography.
Thousands of images were received from 68 countries worldwide. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Magnum Photos, The Armory Show, Fratelli Alinari, Contrasto to Tate and Hamiltons in London.
This was the first time the Killarney Park man had entered the competition with one entry in one category. ‘I have four entered in four different categories for the next event,’ he said.
The judges reviewed the entries online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and Des Byrne’s ‘Who’s that Girl,’ which was taken on the Docks in Waterford City, entered in the Architectural category, received a high percentage of votes overall.
‘The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft,’ said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. ‘Des Byrne’s work represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.’ and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.