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The Landscape Photographer of the YearExhibition/Gallery Reviews
So What's the Controversy?
Your humble editor, ex-mathematician, A&R for U2, web developer to the Queen, guitarist and general geek-boy.
Other articles by Tim Parkin
This year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition not only drew some great photographic entries but also raised some controversy. I wrote about this controversy at length on my blog but the length of the article by the time we had all of the updates and comments got a bit out of hand for more than a cursory glance.
So, for the benefit of those who didn’t hear about it, what was the controversy? Well initially it was raised by Alex Nail that the winner’s image was a ‘copy’ of an old photo from another photographer from the same camera club (as admitted on the photographers website). “So what”, I hear you say, “there are so many photographed places that it’s difficult to be original”. We’d agree – but for someone to be declared “Photographer of the Year” in any genre they should really be doing something original.