Christina Rinaldi Wins Inaugural Motion Photography Prize
LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ are delighted to announce the winner of the first-ever Motion Photography Prize: Christina Rinaldi, whose entry in the "Urban" category won the overall prize.
The overall winner and finalists were selected by a jury including artists Tracey Emin, Shezad Dawood and Cindy Sherman, as well as filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. The 5 finalists are Kostas Agiannitis (Lifestyle), Matthew Clarke (Night), Emma Critchley (People), Micael Reynaud (Action), and Stefanie Schneider (Landscape).
View the top 6 works here: http://explore.saatchiart.com/motion-photography.
With the ubiquity of smartphones and rise in photo-sharing services, the world has recently exploded with photographers from all backgrounds who are embracing new technology to tell their stories in innovative ways, not least of all via motion photography.
In recognition of the exciting potential of this new technology, Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ launched the inaugural Motion Photography Prize, with photographers from all over the world celebrating this new creative art form.
Since the launch of the prize on February 5 th, more than 4,000 photographers professional and amateur alike submitted entries across 6 categories. Conceived as a way to recognize the motion photography as a "new art form for everyone," the prize awards 1 finalist from each category a showcase of their work on Saatchi Art and a special exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, opening today. In addition, the overall winner Christina Rinaldi will have to opportunity to go on the trip of a lifetime with a photographer or filmmaker of her choice.
View a clip from the opening reception of the Motion Photography Prize exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London: http://youtu.be/SXslsJBA02o
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