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Danny Wilson Memorial Award


The Danny Wilson Memorial Award was established to commemorate the life and work of the late director of the Brighton Photo Fringe, Danny Wilson. Danny passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2008 after helping to establish Brighton Photo Fringe as the largest and most successful photography event of its kind in the UK.

The criteria for the award were chosen to reflect Danny's professional life and therefore the winner is the best emerging or early career photographer exhibiting as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe.

The winning photographers will be presented with their prizes at an award ceremony as part of the BPF14 closing event.

The Danny Wilson Memorial Award is sponsored by BPF14 official print partner Metro Imaging, Photoworks, LCC and Brighton Photo Fringe.

Danny Wilson Memorial Award 2014

For the first time this year there will be three winning categories for the award:

• Professionals' Choice
Judging panel of photography professionals (previous judges have included: Nick Broomfield, Adam Broomberg, John Gill, Grace Lau, Lisa Barnard and Josh Lustig)

• Emerging Curators' Choice

• People's Choice

Details of these prizes will be released prior to the brochure booking deadline.


Emerging or early career photographers taking part in BPF 14

Exhibitions must be viewable on either the first or third weekend of the festival

Photographers must register their interest in the award when they book space in the BPF14 brochure by ticking the option box.

Previous winners

2008, Lisa Barnard for her exhibition Virtual Iraq

2010, Stephen King for his exhibition Lewis's Fifth Floor: A Department Story

2012, Joan Alexander for her exhibition Shadow Dial Studies