A call for photographs to be submitted to a planned NCTJ exhibition at the Guardian has received an excellent response – but more will be welcomed.
Last month the charity announced a high-profile photography exhibition in June 2011 to celebrate 30 years of outstanding press photography training and called for all NCTJ-trained photographers working in the media to submit work to the exhibition. The exhibition of 50 photographs will be held in the atrium of the Guardian News and Media building in London.
An invitation launch event will be held for all exhibiting photographers, editors and senior journalists and the exhibition will continue for six weeks.
26 photographers have now submitted pictures to the exhibition which will be held in early June 2011, featuring a range of subjects from international rugby matches to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre.
Entries are grouped into news, sport or portrait categories and are limited to a maximum of two photographs per NCTJ- trained photographer, and there is still time to submit entries.
Photographs will then be viewed by the NCTJ photography board, which includes Chairman Steve Phillips, picture editor, South Wales Evening Post, Paul Delmar, award-winning photography and photojournalism trainer, Paul Sanders, picture editor, The Times, and freelance photographer Rob Rathbone.
The photography board will choose the final 50 photographs for inclusion in the exhibition. All photographers whose work has been chosen to appear in the exhibition will be invited along to the opening event.
If you are an NCTJ-trained photographer and would like to exhibit photographs in the exhibition send no more than two pictures as an email attachment to [email protected]
The pictures must be of high quality as they will be enlarged for display. The NCTJ must be granted permission to display the photographs in the exhibition by the holder of copyright, so please check before you send in your photographs.
In the email please put in your name, a brief description of the picture and a contact telephone number and confirm that the NCTJ has permission to display the photographs in the exhibition.