Diana nominated for Spider award

Pictured is Diana's photograph "All in a Day's Work" that was nominated for an award in the People category.

Pictured is Diana's photograph "All in a Day's Work" that was nominated for an award in the People category.

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A photographer from Glen Esk was nominated for an award in a the photography industry’s most prestigious awards scheme for black and white photography.

With thousands of entries from 73 countries, for Brechin-based photographer Diana Johnson LRPS of DJJ Photography to be nominated for a Spider award was a significant achievement.

The awards were presented in 27 categories, which had been selected by the Spider Awards jury.

The jury featured many high profile photography industry figures from around the world, including David Clarke, Head of Photography at the Tate Gallery, Jocelyn Phillips, Head of the Department of Photographs at Bonhams, London, Michael Shulman, Director of Publishing at Magnum Photos, New York, Andrea de Polo of the Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum, Florence, Nadav Baker, Director of the Obscura Gallery, Melbourne and Michael Fulks, Publisher of Apogee photography magazine.

Diana’s photograph of a local farmer, titled “All in a Day’s Work”, was regarded by the jury as an exceptional image and nominated for an award in the People category.

“The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards creative director.

“Diana’s work represents black and white photography at its finest and we’re delighted to present her with the title of nominee.”

Diana, who is a Licensee of the Royal Photographic Society said:

“The Spider Awards is an extremely competitive scheme and I was really pleased to be nominated for an award.

“As a photographer you are always learning, but it is very rewarding to be recognised in this way by some of the biggest names in the business.”

Diana’s work, which includes weddings and a wide range of portrait styles, can be viewed at www.djjp.co.uk