Leon Steele has won the 2000 John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award for his portrait, Brendan’s Back, a picture of his nine-year-old nephew taken on a family holiday. His prize is a cheque for £2500. Judges felt Steele’s was an emotional and powerful image that conveyed a lot about the person portrayed. Runner up was Jane Chilvers for her portrait Twins and there were special mentions for Cliff Bevan and Harry Borden. From an initial 3000 entrants 60 portraits are displayed at London’s National Portrait Gallery until the end of the year. It is hoped that up to 200,000 visitors will attend the exhibition.
Embarrassment and shame have long been associated with menstruation, but new trends in packaging design are looking to change this with bold colours, eye catching patterns and empowering messages.
In the first of a new series spotlighting design in different countries, we look at Germany’s diverse creative culture, from industrial to graphic design, which is both forward-thinking and respectful
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