2014 Terry O'Neil Award winners announced
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2014 Terry O'Neil Award winners announced

Behind Kiev's Barricades, Italy. Overall Winner. Photo by Giorgio Bianchi

The winners of the 2014 Terry O’Neil Award have been announced, with Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi collecting the first prize with a documentary series covering the crisis in Ukraine. Behind Kiev’s Barricades won Giorgio £3000 and a commission for the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Other winners include Miguel Angel Sanchez from Spain, for a series of portraits taken in Gaza, and Javier Arcenillas, also from Spain, for a documentary around wild horses. The UK’s Rob Pearson-Wright won the Mobile Device prize.

The awards, which are in their ninth year, were established by British portrait photographer Terry O’Neil to help up-and-coming photographers get a foothold and to get noticed. While there are categories for reportage, fashion, documentary, landscape, wildlife, portraiture and fine art photography, only three prizes are awarded over all, and this year wildlife, fashion and landscape didn’t feature. The organizers say that next year they will have sponsored prizes for each category, so there will be winners from across the full spectrum of possible genres.

The majority of entries in 2014 were from UK photographers, with USA second, then Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Italy and Germany, as well as China. Giorgio’s images, which were Terry O’Neil’s personal favorites of the winners, were shot on a Fujifilm X-T1.

The winning and shortlisted entries will be exhibited at The Strand Gallery, in London, until Sunday 1st February. For more information, and to see the Highly Commended images, visit the Terry O’Neil Awards website. Flip through the slideshow above to see work from some of the winners.