Jill Todd Photographic Award

The Jill Todd Photographic Award has been set up to promote new photography in Scotland and will stage its inaugural event at Whitespace (formerly Doggerfisher Gallery) in Edinburgh between the 2-11th November 2012.

Three winners have been selected from an open submission to the JTPA, and their work will be showcased in the gallery and also on line – along with the other 2012 entrants – at: http://www.jilltoddphotoaward.com

This years winners are (in no particular order); Nick Paton, Yoshi and Tamara Kametani, and Caroline Alexander

The Jill Todd Photographic Award was set up by Barrie and Trish Todd in 2010 in the name of their daughter Jill, who graduated from Edinburgh Napier University, and who who died tragically in her 20’s of cancer. Jill graduated with a first class honours degree in Photography and Film from Edinburgh Napier University in 2009, and her career quickly took off after graduating from Edinburgh Napier. Following an internship at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh, as an emerging talent in Scotland, she went on to win commissions from prestigious organizations including The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Edinburgh Film, Science and Literature Festivals.

A small group of Jill’s family, friends and colleagues decided shortly after her death that they wanted to honour her memory in some way. With Jill’s photography career just taking off it seemed appropriate to set up a way of supporting other young photographers. To this end, an advisory panel – all of who had worked with or taught Jill in the past – began working on what would become the Jill Todd Photography Award, a new national photography award for Scotland.

This award also encompasses a masterclass and an inaugural lecture (in association with Scottish Society for History of Photography).

By Yoshi and Tamara Kametani.
Nick Paton, ‘Teacup’.
By Caroline Alexander.

Details and dates of these events, and on the award itself, can be found at: http://www.jilltoddphotoaward.com

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