The Terry O'Neill
Photography Award 2014
Monday 19th January 2015: The Terry O’Neill Award in partnership with The Guardian announced the winners of the 2014 Award at The Strand Gallery, John Adams Street, London
An exhibition of the winning and shortlisted entries hangs for 10 days Tuesday 20 January - Sunday 1st February 2015 The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP. Free Entry
Overall Winner: £3000 and Guardian commission
Giorgio Bianchi, Behind Kiev's Barricades (Italy)
First Runner-up: £2000
Miguel Angel Sanchez, Gaza/ The Box (Spain)
Second Runner-up: £1000
Javier Arcenillas, Aloitadores (Spain)
Mobile Device Winner: £500
Rob Pearson-Wright, Universal Language (UK)
- Ray Collins, Pacifica (Australia)
- Stuart Fisher, Fruit where it Shouldn't Be (UK)
- Tuba Korhan, A Digital Approach to Rorschach (Turkey)
- Sergey Ponomarev, Operation Gaza - Broken hopes, broken dreams (Russia)
- Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Maidan – Portraits from the Black Square (UK/Sweden)
- Luca Venturi, Peaceful and Cloudy Winter Days (Italy)
- Christian Werner, Quo Vadis/Black Death? (Germany)
- Michael Zumstein, Terror and Tears in the Central African Republic (Switzerland)
Sarah Gilbert, Picture Editor, Guardian Features, and Chair of the judges says:
Giorgio Bianchi’s winning series has everything you could ask for: The big perspective, close intimate moments, and a visual narrative that captures the emotions, exhaustion and the physical chaos of fighting, dying and surviving on the frontline.
Terry O’Neill says:
Giorgio’s work is amazing. It’s world-class and I think he is going to go on to do even greater things in the future. This year the Award attracted the highest quality entries in the nine years since it was established. Judging this year was the toughest yet but immensely rewarding and exciting.
We are delighted to be partnering with The Guardian – the go-to place for photography - and reaching out to its 100 million monthly browsers online every month. I think we can expect the quality of entries to get stronger and the job of judging even more difficult. But that’s a challenge I know all the judges will relish and enjoy.
Giorgio Bianchi, the Overall Winners says:
Every photographer’s dream is to have his or her work noticed and respected. I love the work of Terry O’Neill - he is a master. To meet him and spend time with him talking about my work was a lot of fun, and an honour.