We don’t usually toot our own horns, but then again we don’t enter that many competitions really. However, we were both delighted to attend the 94th Scottish International Salon of Photography 2017 award ceremony last Saturday. This is run by the Scottish Photographic Federation (SPF). President of the SPF, Hunter Kennedy was there to hand out awards and kept us amused with the banter between him and Libby Smith. Barrie picked up his SPF Gold Medal for Best Scottish Resident in the Colour Print category (one of six possible categories) for his art nude entitled ‘Couch Potato’. Fiona received an Honourable Mention also in the Colour Print category for her art nude entitled ‘Movement Series – Ascend’.
Barrie had six images accepted in the Colour and Mono Print categories. Fiona had four acceptance in the Colour Print and Colour Projected Digital Image categories. We’re pleased to have both made it on to the wall display with our awarded prints as space is limited and they cannot display all the acceptances. At least one each of our other acceptances made it into the flip selections of mounted prints around the room.
We’re both members of Edinburgh Photographic Society and EPS managed to bag the Best Scottish Club award for the second year in a row. It was nice to be part of helping make that happen. There were a few of us there from the society and there was even a jolly team photo taken though, since we were in it, we don’t have it to share with you.
The exhibition is on show at the Torrance House Gallery in Calderglen Country Park in East Kilbride from 10:30 am till 4 pm each day until Friday 16th June 2017.
If you don’t have time to visit the salon before it finishes, here’s the link to the entries that gained awards in the Colour Print section – 94th Scottish International Salon of Photography 2017 – Colour Print Awards