Film Photo Award – Spring 2022 Visionary Project Award: Simon Murphy
Over the coming days, we are excited to present the recipients of the Film Photo Award from the Fall 2021 submission period. Today we celebrate the work of Simon Murphy, the Film Photo Award – Spring 2022 Visionary Project Award recipient.
The Film Photo Award is open to all emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide. Each award period provides three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film and complimentary film processing by Griffin Editions to photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century.
Two Visionary Project Awards (100 rolls or 200 sheets of Kodak Professional Film + film processing via Griffin Editions) and one Student Project Award (100 rolls or 200 sheets of Kodak Professional Film + film processing via Griffin Editions + a 4×5 view camera by Standard Cameras) are awarded twice a year during the spring and fall.
Stay tuned for the Fall 2022 call for proposals that will open for submission toward the end of the summer of 2022. For the latest information, follow Film Photo Award on Instagram: @filmphotoaward
Simon Murphy is a photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland. His career has enabled him to travel extensively shooting human interest stories and portraiture.
Simon’s personal project “Govanhill” aims to give an insight into one of the most diverse areas in Scotland.
Govanhill has traditionally been a place where immigrants arrive in Glasgow and eventually move on from. It is estimated that 88 languages are spoken in the densely populated area. It’s a mixing pot of cultures and ethnicities. These differences have contributed to tension within the community but also make Govanhill one of the most exciting places in the city. Simon’s street portraits are composed in a very direct way with the subject holding direct eye contact. The message? “This is me, this is who I am, look at me, try to understand me, we are not so different”.
The Film Photo Award will enable the continuation of this long-term project and the images produced will feature in upcoming exhibitions and publications.
Simon Murphy, Photographer and Lecturer.
Simon’s career has enabled him to travel extensively shooting human interest stories in countries such as Bangladesh, The Democratic republic of Congo, Rwanda and Cambodia. His portraiture subjects range from individuals such as the Dalai Lama to musicians and actors including Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie and John Hurt.
Follow him on Instagram: @smurph77
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