London’s waterways showcased in style

Winners of 2013 Annual Photography Competition announced
– The best images of London’s waterways go on display at the National Maritime Museum alongside Ansel Adams Photography: From the Mountains to the Sea

Winning image by Agnese Sanvito

Winning image by Agnese Sanvito

Londoner Agnese Sanvito was announced as the winner of Thames21’s 2013 Annual Photography Competition at the launch of its accompanying exhibition at the National Maritime Museum last night. Second prize winner has been named as Ray Wise and Under 18s winner as David O’Brian, judged by leading landscape photographer Charlie Waite.

Amateur photographers were called on to take inspiration from renowned photographer and conservationist Ansel Adams to capture the essence of their local waterway in the annual competition. This year, the charity teamed up with the National Maritime Museum, to complement its celebrated exhibition: Ansel Adams Photography: From the Mountains to the Sea, which runs until April 28th.

Runner-up Ray Wise with his image at the National Maritime Museum

Runner-up Ray Wise with his image at the National Maritime Museum

Unfortunately, winner Agnese was unable to attend the evening, but runner-up photographer Ray Wise (left) was there to collect his prize and said: “It’s an honour to be selected let alone be among the winners of the competition. To have my image along other quality shots outside the Ansel Adams exhibition is a dream come true. It has inspired my to do a touring show in bars along the Thames of my images about this wonderful and famous river. Thanks to Thames21 team and anyone who has supported me. ”

A series of family-friendly photography-related events were held in the lead up to the exhibition to inspire and support participants. If you missed these there is still time to take part – we have a special foreshore ‘Story Walk‘ and foreshore clean-up followed by a trip to the museum. See full details here or contact Ben Fenton for more information.

All 20 short-listed entries are now on display at the National Maritime Museum until April 28th, and following this will be exhibited at the Millers House Cafe in Bromley by Bow. You can see all of the short-listed entries on Flickr and more of Ray Wise’s images on his Facebook page here

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