For the past few years Shutter Sisters has had the privilege of helping to support the EyeTime Photo Competition hosted by the Morpholio Project. Tracey Clark was thrilled to be on the jury panel again this year. She reflects, “It’s always so inspiring to get the opportunity to discover new photographic talent in a contest like EyeTime. Getting the chance to vote on the winners with so many creative and talented judges is such an honor.”
EyeTime was assembled by photographers, professors and students as a means to publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today’s emerging photographic talent. The contest seeks to give a “voice” to these creatives by showcasing their work. And the entire contest is dedicated to an exceptional young journalist, Jessica Lum, who dedicated her tragically short career to the need of giving a voice to others.
An award-winning photographer, reporter, editor and humanitarian, Jessica’s approach was best stated in her own words: “To truly understand a story we need a deeper level of interaction. If we desire to truly grasp the full significance of an image that we capture, we need to step out from behind that camera, gain a level of trust and converse with the human people to whom we wish to give voice.”
Congratulations to all of the finalists and to the winners and thanks to EyeTime for celebrating such talent and including us in such a gratifying experience. The winners are all featured at the EyeTime 2014 website. Be sure to check it out.