As part of the Look17 Liverpool International Photography Festival I will be showing work from the ‘Huangshan Ltd’ series. The festival runs from April 7th to May 14th and the theme this year is China. Prints will be shown at Constellations in Liverpool and the work will also be shown on-screen at Open Eye Gallery.
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I am pleased to announce that i have been invited to contribute images to Lensmodern. Lensmodern is an online photographic handling agency and library which was “conceived and created by a group of the world’s top photographers as the only marketplace appropriate for their award-winning work. Lensmodern provides the perfect environment in which to view, sample, license usage, or buy fine art prints of some of the world’s most creative photographic images.”
Selected photographs from my ‘Naked’ series are now available through Lensmodern as fine art prints or available for licensing. The ‘Naked’ series features snowscapes photographed in mountain ranges on several different continents.
A still from the Etape du Tour – a 113 mile bike race from Pau in the French Pyrenees to the Col du Tourmalet – that’s me on the left by the way – and yes it did hurt! The race replicates one of the most gruelling mountain stages from the 2010 Tour de France and is ridden by the professionals a few days after us. A long winter of training paid off and I completed the course in 10.5 hrs. Thanks to team members Andy B (shown, right) Chris and Barry.
In between moving house and studio (now based in beautiful English countryside one hour outside London) and training for the 113 mile Etape du Tour bike race in the Pyrenees, I have been busily editing work from some of my winter and spring commissions – including Aspen, Colorado, various destinations in Canada, and Val Cenis in France.
The Warehouse Gallery in Kendal, Cumbria, is pleased to announce an exhibition by award-winning photographer Jon Wyatt. As part of the renowned Kendal Mountain Film Festival, he will be showing editioned prints from his series entitled ‘Naked’.
Photographed in mountain ranges across Europe, Greenland and North America, the prints feature isolated figures in dramatic, winter mountain landscapes. They are alone, exposed and vulnerable (ie naked) in these extreme and primal environments.
The images stand as a howl for the preservation of these ecosystems, and have received honours in both the Prix de la Photographie, Paris and IPA Awards.
You are invited to a private view on Friday 30th October and the exhibition will run until Sunday 22nd November.
The whole series can be viewed at www.jonwyatt.co.uk/portfolio
A series of five images from my ‘Naked’ series has been awarded third place in the Nature (Earth) category of the 2009 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris awards and will feature in their annual book. The first image in the series also received an ‘honorable mention’. ‘Naked’ is a series of images which feature solitary figures in vast mountain landscapes. So that’s ‘naked’ in the sense of being exposed and vulnerable rather than the literal sense!
Here’s the official PX3 press release:-
WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris
Jon Wyatt of United Kingdom was Awarded Third Prize in the PX3 2009 Competition.
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) announces winners of PX3 2009 competition.
Jon Wyatt of United Kingdom was Awarded: Third Prize in category Nature for the entry entitled, ” Naked .” The jury selected PX3 2009’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.
Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.
The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
Taken in the High Tatra mountain range, this series shows the devastation wreaked by a freak storm in November 2004. Winds reaching a speed of 180 km/h (112mph) literally flattened 13000 hectares of forest on the south-eastern slopes of the High Tatras National Park, leaving bare a strip of land between 2.5 km wide and 50 km long. According to a World Wildlife Fund report, ‘the volume of fallen timber is estimated variously at 4 to 5 million cubic meters’.
This haunting and desolate area has changed little since that time. The first two images below show the strip of flattened forest and the second two show a wooden luge track devastated by huge trees which smashed through its banking. The area has suffered from government-sanctioned salvage logging of the fallen trees, despite evidence provided by NGO’s and environmental groups which clearly shows that this kind of logging can cause even greater ecological damage than the storm itself.
Worryingly the ‘Governmental Committee for Restoration and Development of the High Tatras has declared that the restoration of forests should be planned in a way to ‘use this catastrophe for a change in landscape planning and for building new facilities’. And that ‘the government, the committee and its expert groups will not really take in consideration the opinion of nature conservationists and NGO’s’….
In February, accompanied by a writer, I spent several weeks exploring the Cascades Range of mountains in Oregon on the west coast of the US . Actually volcanoes – they’re mostly dormant, though not all (remember Mt St.Helens…) and dominate the skylines with their perfect triangular profiles. The filthy Oregon weather scuppered a lot of the landscape work – for example four days on Mt Bachelor and we never saw the mountain once due the thick cloud, fog and snow. Still I have an excuse to go back…
Since my first visit to Slovakia in March 2008 I’d been looking forward to returning to snowboard and to shoot in the Tatra mountains. That trip the foggy peaks of the Low Tatras, bordering Poland, proved pretty elusive. At the end of a week of almost zero visibility I unexpectedly got a bluebird morning which revealed seemingly endless lines in multiple powder-filled craggy couloirs.
This year I visited both the High and Low Tatras ranges and once again the snow was deep and plentiful – but the visibility was much the same! High winds closed the top lifts and the snow never stopped falling. Despite the unhelpful weather I shot some new panoramas – and a good variety of images that will accompany the published article.
In Nov 2008 I traveled to the UK Lake District to receive an award at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival where one of my images won the Professional Photography category. Three of my images were shortlisted in the top 10 public vote and the winning image was chosen by leading UK landscape photographer Colin Prior. The Kendal Mountain Film Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals attracting top adventurers, climbers, film-makers and photographers. As part of the prize I will be holding a solo exhibition at the next festival in November 2009.
‘Naked’ is a series of images which feature solitary figures in vast mountain landscapes. So that’s ‘naked’ in the sense of being exposed and vulnerable rather than the literal sense! This series was initially published in 125 magazine in the UK with the images in colour. However, I have now converted them to black and white and toned them. Here are some examples:-