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LSE Photography Competition

LSE Photography Winners 2006-07

When the School's Arts Advisory Group and the SU Arts Forum decided to hold a photography competition in Michaelmas term 2006, the response was amazing. More than 400 entries were received within two weeks.

The prize for many of the student and staff photographers was to see their print on display in an LSE classroom. Around 100 of the entries have been chosen by LSE full-time staff photographer Nigel Stead to be installed in School classrooms, and will be hung during the Lent term.

Nick Byrne, director of the LSE Language Centre and a member of the Arts Advisory Group, and Tom Eshelby, chair of the LSESU Arts Forum, had the difficult task of choosing their 24 favourites from the 100 entries.

Then international photographer Ali Kepenek and Anne Williams, course leader of MA Photography at London College of Communication, whittled it down to one overall winner, two joint runners up and a third place winner. The overall winner won £100, the joint runners up £50 each, and the third place winner £25.

For more details, or to contact any of the photographers, email the Arts Team, at arts@lse.ac.uk| 

Thanks to all those involved in organising this competition and exhibition, particularly the Arts Advisory Group for their help and for funding the project, the judges, the LSE Reprographics team, Estates and Conference staff, and to all those who sent in their photographs.

The 24 prints will be on public display in the LSE Photography Winners 2006-07 exhibition until the end of March. It is on public view in the Atrium, Student Services Centre, Old Building, from 9:30am to 5:30pm every day from Wednesday 7 February. A private view and a reception was held on the evening of Tuesday 6 February to launch the exhibition.

To view 12 of the 24 selected photographs please visit the School's online photographic gallery LSE Perspectives at LSE Perspectives - February 2007| (Special Edition),

The Winning Photography

First Prize winner:


Knut Magnus Koren

'April 26, 1986: Danger and Disillusion' (Chernobyl)

Joint Runner Up:


Sandra Renard

'Littlest Things' (China)

Joint Runner Up:


Juana Schlenker

'Regents Canal'

Third Winner:


John Polley

'Red/green/gold' (Beijing)