26 July – 8 September 2010
The selection of 153 prints exhibited in this year’s Summershow demonstrates Foto8’s committment to exhibiting a wide range of photographic styles and genres. This year’s entries saw a dramatic rise in what has become one of the most inclusive and festive annual photographic events in London. Over 2500 individual images were received from photographers representing the six continents. From landscape and portraiture to documentary and fashion and everything in between, the Summershow celebrates the photographic talent of established names and aspiring photographers alike.
Held at HOST gallery the Foto8 Summershow is London’s greatest photographic spectacle, a veritable ‘salon de photographie’ – an inspiring array of framed and mounted images of all shapes and sizes, installed from floor to ceiling. The Summershow will run throughout August and was launched on Friday 23 July with its customary street party extravaganza – with over 600 guests in attendence.
A selection of work from the Foto8 2010 Summershow travelled to Crane Kalman Gallery in Brighton from 11– 29 September. See www.cranekalmanbrighton.com for more information.
Once the show had been installed, the Summershow judges, representing various photographic interests, awarded their favourite piece ‘Best in Show’ with a prize of £1500. The award was presented to Laura Pannack for her photograph 'Shay' at the launch party and a second award, ‘The People’s Choice’ will be decided by public votes cast in the gallery during the show, announced towards the end of the exhibition.
The 2010 Summershow Judges
Monica Allende, Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine
Stephanie Braun, Curator, The Photographers’ Gallery
Harry Hardie, HOST Gallery
Colin Jacobson, Editor, Lecturer and Photography Commentator
Mark Power, Photographer
Read more about judging of the 2010 Best in Show award here
The full list of participating photographers
(Image above: © Rami Hanafi, Before the Bronze: 2010 Winter Olympic bronze medalist Scotty Lago one year before the games)