What is the prize for the winner of the “Great British Photography Challenge”?
Famous celebrity photographer Rankin – who has taken everyone from Madonna to David Bowie to the Queen – runs BBC Four’s the Great challenge of British photography, which sees six hopefuls go head-to-head in various creative challenges and ‘on the camera phone’ briefs across the UK. The series aims to find an exciting new name in British photography, but what the price for the Great challenge of British photography?
the Great challenge of British photography six competitors – Tyrone Williams, 28; Georgie Peel, 41 years old; Paul Williams, 60; Chelsea Nawanga, 25; Ali Lewis, 43; and Jackson Moyles, 21 – were selected from a nationwide search to enter this televised competition. Fortunately, none of the prospects will be “knocked out” during the series. They will all stick around until the final, when a winner is chosen.
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the budding photographers will have to prepare their cameras (and iPhone) for a series of varied missions large and small involving ‘multiple elements’, from a photoshoot on the blustery Brighton seafront to a fast-paced boxing arena, a wilderness mission in the New Forest with Chris Packham and a brilliant celebrity portrayal with Anna Friel.
“All full of potential, each competitor has their own strength or influence, be it fashion, abstract, street, wildlife or landscape,” reads the BBC’s synopsis. “However, all six are united by their love of photography and their desire to learn and develop their skills.”
With Rankin at the helm, the show has been described as a once-in-a-lifetime masterclass for contestants who will experience first-hand the “high-pressure” career of a sought-after photographer.
“It was a an incredible opportunity to nurture the next generation of photographers,»Says Rankin, photographer for 17 years. “All of the candidates had unique and varied backgrounds, but what brought them together was their love for photography. The candidates have an exceptional promise and I am delighted that the UK is seeing their talent. “
The great challenge of British photography is available to watch on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer from May 24 at 9 p.m.