Congratulations to our friend and long standing collaborator Alys Tomlinson who has been named Photographer of the Year in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.
Her intimate, sensitive and moving series of photographs entitled Ex-Voto were taken at pilgrimage sites in Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland) and Grabark (Poland). Over a number of years she has returned to these sites. In the most recent trips she took a huge and very heavy Victorian single frame camera with her and has magnificently brought together portraiture, the natural landscape and detailed stills to convey pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice.
Hearty congratulations Alys on an outstanding achievement from all of us at BBHQ.
If you would like to see Alys’s winning work (and we highly recommend you do) along with other winning photographs. The exhibition is at Somerset House in London until 6 May.