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.
Responding to a surge in domestic violence cases brought on by lockdown, technology company IBM has proposed five design principles aimed at combating tech-facilitated coercive control.
As race protests spark throughout the world, we look at the role of graphic design and why the movement must ultimately “not stop with an image”.
This year marks the first ever virtual edition of the ceremony, which has crowned five Gold-winning projects from the likes of Bompas & Parr and Coley Porter Bell.
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