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The Staff Benefits and Arts in York Hospital Teams joined forces once again this year to design the 2017 Staff Benefits calendar.
Last year’s landscape and seascape themed photography competition was such a success that we decided to make it an annual event, opting for animals as the 2017 theme.
A panel of local photographers judged the competition; not an easy task with the number of talented staff we have! The final 12 were chosen and sent off to print, ready for distribution of the calendar across the Trust in late December 2016.
We are delighted to be able to hold an exhibition of a selection of entries too. Look out for this in our junction 5 exhibition space on York Hospital’s main corridor during February 2017.
A huge well done to everyone involved in the competition, we hope to see more of your talents in future events and competitions.
The Winning Entries
To see all the entries, please click here.
A little more about the judges
This year we handed the difficult task of judging over to 4 local photographers: James Drury; Steven Parker; Eloise Ross and Avijit Datta.
James is a self-taught photographer based in York. A Getty Images artist who specialises in headshot, portrait, theatre and event photography. Clients include York Minster and York Theatre Royal. He also loves exploring old buildings and back alleys for elusive street art.
Steven is a York based wedding and commercial photographer and has been taking pictures for nearly 30 years. Clients include English Heritage, The Churches Conservation Trust and the BBC.
Eloise specialises in photographing and curating arts based projects, community events and other occasions using reportage style photography. She has undertaken work for a number of organisations including The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York Theatre Royal and The Guardian. She comes from a fine art background and enjoys bringing a more creative side to documentary photography.
Dr. Avijit Datta, Consultant Physician at York Hospital and former winner of the competition, took interest in art and optics from childhood. This led to his development of contemplative photography.