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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…

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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!

    vickiloader

    September 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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

    moshterlecky

    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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