LEAP is proud to support the Clerkenwell Community Photography Competition as a sponsor and print production partner. Not only is Clerkenwell the location of our business, but it’s also where we go out to socialise, so it was great to do our bit for the community. This year’s theme was ‘My Clerkenwell’ and the competition was open to people of all ages who live, work, study or visit Clerkenwell.
Steve Owens LEAP CEO says,
Clerkenwell is a creative hub for London, and we love how the photography competition shines a light on the creativity of ordinary as well as professional people within the community.
This year’s winners were announced in the gallery space of The Bindery in Hatton Garden, a building beautifully redeveloped by competition sponsors, Dorrington. The exhibition, with prints available to purchase, continues at The Bindery until 14 October. It features 38 framed 70x50cm photographs from the winners, runners-up and those recognised as highly commended alongside 100 smaller prints of other shots which scored points from the six judges. LEAP worked with competition organiser Chris Walker and the photographers’ master files to produce the high-quality digital inkjet prints onto satin paper at our printworks in Woolwich.
Steve Owens says,
We are happy to support the Clerkenwell Community Photography Competition on a practical level with print production and installation services, but the success of it is down to the incredible energy and passion of Chris Walker.
LEAP extends our congratulations to all the winning photographers and a special congratulations to Aidan Taub our Technology and Systems Director whose photo series ‘Reflections on Clerkenwell’ was a joint winner in the 35-65 category.
Competition judge and award-winning professional photographer, Philip Haynes said,
I was really impressed by the breadth of quality and creativity through all of the age groups, but what caught my attention the most was the love for the area that I felt at the awards night. The people who entered the competition are proud of where they live and its rich history. It was more than just a photo competition; it was for people from all walks of life to come together and share their creative visions of the area.
LEAP looks forward to future celebrations of community creativity in Clerkenwell.