Congratulations to club member Jo Knight, whose image ‘Ophelia’ has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the global FIAP Colour Biennial.
According to the FIAP website, “Biennials are one of the most important events offered by FIAP. They are organized every two years in a different member country. Even years for Black and White and Nature Biennials, odd years for the Colour Biennial.
Biennials have a very particular characteristic, different from the international contests. It is not only the quality of the individual work that counts, FIAP ask for coherent collections from member states looking at both inspiration and conception as well as execution and presentation.
The collection obtaining the highest score wins the World Cup. Individual prizes are also awarded to the best works regardless of the classification by federations.”
When the call for entries went out by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, a photography friend encouraged Jo to send in some images. It’s something Jo had never considered before and she didn’t think in a million years she’d be selected. However, her success goes to show that it’s always worth a punt, no matter how slim you think your chances are!
Judging of the 29th FIAP Colour Biennial will take place in France and the results are expected in April.