Photocrowd have introduced a Top 1000 photographers list and several OPS members feature, including: Magda Wolna (88th), Pete Warrington (305th), Willy Hall (914th), Christine Surman (408th), Dave Stroud (442nd), Steve Field (383rd), Gemma Buck (998th), Philip Joyce (9th) and Adrian Triggs (236th). The new leader board, which replaces the previous ’Top Photographers’ page, is now live - you can check out your ranking here. New rankings get announced every Monday (covering performance over the previous 3 months) and for as long as photographers are in the Top 1000 they get a fancy gold crown on their profile picture along with their current position.
OPS member Philip Joyce has been successful in the Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Philip entered the Marwell Zoo Residents category and won with 'Congo buffalo'; Philip’s two other entries 'Giraffes' and 'Giraffe feeding' were both commended. All winning entries will be displayed in an outdoor exhibition in the grounds of the zoo. Philip’s prize is a free annual membership. More details will appear on Marwell’s website in due course: https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/keep-in-touch/competitions/photographer-of-the-year
Magda Wolna has recently published her first ever photobook, of the streets of Oxford in the build up to the 2016 EU Referendum. It can be seen here:
Magda added that if anyone is interested in purchasing a copy, they can contact her for a discounted price and book signing! J. Alternatively, you can buy directly from Blurb at the price listed.
Steve says “Recently I've been doing a lot of street photography exclusively using a mobile phone. I have put together a new website that includes the images from a new photobook I've published with Kozu Books (based in Bath). Using social media to market it I am pleased to say the 1st edition has now sold out. I'll bring a copy to a future OPS meeting and would be happy to talk to others about doing something like this. It's been a challenging but rewarding process.” You can see Steve’s work at www.stevegrayphotography.com
Many congratulations to Dave Stroud – the expert judge’s winner in the Authentic Africa Challenge and all the details are here: https://www.photocrowd.com/challenges/451-authentic-africa/winners/