Monday, June 25, 2012

Fatal Attraction Wins Exposure for Photographer

Beauty and death are captured simultaneously in a stunning photograph of a bug balancing on a carnivorous Pitcher plant taken by University of Lincoln Contemporary Lens Media graduate from 2012, Elizabeth Cheek (22). The image, Fatal Attraction, has been selected for inclusion in London’s largest annual photography exhibition; the prestigious Foto8 Summershow.

More than 3200 images were submitted for consideration in the fifth annual photographic show, with entries as far afield as Hong Kong to Chile and Russiato Australia. Elizabeth’s photo was one of 159 chosen for display and the freelance photographer said she was excited to be included among some of the world’s best photographers and hopes her image inspires people to think about fatal attractions.

“I hope viewers see both beauty and evil in the image. I hope it makes people stop and think about its juxtaposition and the harsh rules of nature,” she said.

Photographs at this year’s Summershow – established in 2008 as the UK’s only open exhibition of photography which invites both professional and amateur photographers to submit work - reflect events of the past 12-18 months including the defeat of Gadhafi in Libya, the spread of the global Occupy movement, protests against austerity and the build-up to the Summer Olympics.

This year the Best in Show will be judged by acclaimed British photographers Alison Jackson and Simon Roberts, the BBC’s online photography director Phil Coomes, TimeOut’s chief arts critic Ossian Ward and critic and curator Gerry Badger. Visitors to the gallery during weeks of the exhibition are also invited to register their vote for the People’s Choice and challenge the experts view with their personal choice of which photograph is the best.

For more information about Elizabeth Cheek’s photography click on her name above or contact Elizabethon: M: 07825518847 or E:

All press enquiries contact: Emma O’Neill, Media Officer, University of Lincoln. M: 07530390698 E:  Thanks to Emma for this blog post.

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