New talents snap up photo awards

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A photograph of animal organs, arranged in bouquets as if in a still life, is among the winners of a national competition to reward emerging talent.

A photograph of animal organs, arranged in bouquets as if in a still life, is among the winners of a national competition to reward emerging talent.

The image by Emma Hamilton, Flore Carneus (Meat Flowers), is one of five works by young photographers who scooped the Jerwood Photography Awards yesterday.

Works by Hamilton, Sarah Lynch, Richard Page, Travis Hodges and Léonie Purchas were chosen from more than 6,000 entries. John Gill, who chaired the selection panel for the awards, now in their second year, said the winners were based as far apart as Cornwall and Dundee, demonstrating that "an exciting new generation of practitioners" was emerging across the country.

Another winner, Travis Hodge, impressed with a documentary-like piece, Dead Time, which observes young men on the streets of Falmouth killing the hours in the evenings when there is little to occupy them.

The winning entries are on display at Jerwood Space, in Southwark, south London, until next Friday. Each winner receives £2,000 and will see their work published in Portfolio, the magazine sponsor of the awards.

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