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LSE Photo Prize 2014

LSE Photo Prize 2014

The LSE Arts hosted its first pop up exhibition during the Literary Festival|, displaying over 250 photos submitted to the Photo Prize 2014 competition that ran during January. With the same theme as the Literary Festival, students and staff submitted photos of their interpretation of 'reflections'.

LSE Arts popped up in new venues every day, reaching as wide an audience as possible, and spread the word about Photo Prize. 

The winners were announced at the closing event of the Literary Festival, chosen by a panel of art professionals and LSE staff.

 A selection of the entries can be found online by clicking here|.

Suggested hashtag for this exhibition is #LSEPhotoPrize

1st Prize

Daniel Salvetti, Bedlam of Harmony


 Demonstrates physical reflection, within many individual beings.

2nd Prize

Matt Gordon, Soul of a Goat


Two nuns sing prayers beside a mountain lake in Glacier National Park, Montana. A goat stops his munching to listen across the lake in which a mountain is reflected, taking in another type of nourishment. The mountain, the goat, the lake acknowledge the nuns' prayer and accept it.

3rd Prize

Maria Burova, Ignorance is Bliss 


According to I. Kant, “Man is distinguished above all animals by his self-consciousness, by which he is a rational animal”. And this includes the ability to realize that our life is finite. A snail, lacking this ability, carelessly crawls at the railway. This photo shows the importance of a psychological reflection in our existence.

Past LSE Photo Prize

LSE Arts Photo Prize 2014 was the seventh Photo Prize exhibition. To look at 2012's competition please click here|

For more information, please email the LSE Arts Team, at arts.photoprize@lse.ac.uk| 

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an image for publication in LSE Photo Prize you are making a contribution to the LSE website. The LSE website's Terms of use therefore apply. You are advised to familiarise yourself with these before submitting any images as submission implies acceptance of these terms.

By contributing an image you agree to grant LSE a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use the image (see Contributing to the website). This requires that you own the copyright to the image and ensures that copyright remains with you as the contributor.

Privacy and data protection is important (see Privacy and data protection).  This is especially the case when the image portrays somebody other than you as the contributor see Section 4.2.1 (a) under Contributing to the website).

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the  LSE Arts| website. 

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