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Shortlisted for the Guardian Student Media Awards 2012

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Entering photography competitions is something which is essential to do these days.  Not for money or prizes, but for recognition and to establish ones self  within this field.  I have lost count of how many I have entered only to to receive the ‘unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion’ emails.

Earlier this week I was notified by the Guardian newspaper that I had  been shortlisted along with just 4 other students for the ‘Student Photographer of the Year’ Award.  It came as a real surprise as you can imagine.

Since leaving university I have continued to develop my project in Ukraine looking more at documenting social issues.  I hope that being shortlisted for a competition such as this manages to highlight the ongoing problems there.

Next step is to attend the award ceremony at the Guardian Offices, London in November.  Fingers crossed…


Written by Dean O'Brien

September 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Posted in Ukraine

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  1. Excellent news Dean and in my opinion well deserved. Great stuff

    rick medlock

    September 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  2. Wishing you all the best of luck!


    September 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

  3. This is brilliant news!! Really hope you get this award, you completely deserve it! x


    October 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  4. Thanks Mosh. I’m back out to Ukraine next Wednesday to continue with the project. x

    Dean O'Brien

    October 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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