UWE Photography student gains international recognition

Issue date: 19 November 2010

Marcus Riley, a first year Photography student at UWE, has won a prize in a major international photography competition.

The International Aperture Awards is an annual competition with nine 'open categories', including sport, commercial and journalism, and three amateur categories, attracting entries from professional and budding photographers from around the world.

Marcus entered the 'wedding' category in the open competition after his sister, a professional wedding photographer, saw a photo he had taken and persuaded him to submit it.

The international panel, made up of professional photographers from a range of photographic disciplines, awarded Marcus a bronze prize, which is given to images that the judges consider of a high entry and worthy of recognition in the competition.

Marcus said: “It is really useful to be able to say that I have won an award for my work. It certainly adds credibility to what I do as well as being a real confidence boost.”

Prizewinning entries can be seen on the International Aperture Awards website: www.internationalapertureawards.com/

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