Photomarathon Sheffield exhibition 2017
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6 hours in Sheffield, from 250 perspectives.Visit site
Photomarathon Sheffield is a photography competition unlike any other. It’s more of a photographic adventure, challenging entrants to take 6 photos on 6 given topics in 6 hours.
On 7 October, 250 eager snappers took to the city's streets, looking at the city afresh with their cameras in hand. The competition was open to anyone – and on the day there was a good mix of smartphone photographers, kids, novices, enthusiastic amateurs with a lot of kit, and the odd pro. It's been brilliant to look through all 1,500 photos, seeing how each entrant interpreted the topics and looked at aspects of the city in new ways.
A panel of professional photographers judged a topic each, looking for creativity, spontaneity and originality. By all accounts it was a tough call.
The image above is by Team Foster, winners of the topic 'contact' – judged by Chris Saunders – and overall winners of the competition.
See the winners and runners-up printed large in the exhibition at Millennium Gallery, downstairs opposite the entrance. The exhibition also features other images taken on the day – one from each entrant. And you can browse through all 1,500 photos by topic on the Photomarathon Sheffield website.
Photomarathon Sheffield was organised by us, with lots of support from the brilliant Harrison Cameras of London Road. Big thanks to the excellent judges: India Hobson, Theo Simpson, Alwin Greyson, Chris Saunders, Nigel Barker, and Gemma Thorpe.
Look out for news of the third Photomarathon Sheffield in 2018!