Observer Hodge Photographic Award


Romania, Bucharest. Sorin and Alina in bed.

Observer Hodge Photographic Award / Cocalari, Bucharest. Romania

Alfredo D’Amato 25, who is a third year documentary photography student, is awarded the best student prize for ‘Cocalari Iron People’. Mona Moe Holhjem 24, photography student at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, is runner-up in the student category with her portfolio ‘Princesses, Portraits of Norwegian Women.’

For the second year running, The Observer Hodge Photographic Award exhibition will be held at the Newsroom, the Guardian and Observer’s archive and visitor centre. The winning work and highly commended entries will feature at the free exhibition, which runs from 6 August to 5 September 2003.

This year’s award was judged by a panel which included, Wolfgang Tillmans, photographer; Helena Christensen, photographer and model; Kate Bush, senior programmer of the Photographers’ Gallery; Roger Alton, editor of The Observer; Greg Whitmore, picture editor, The Observer and Allan Jenkins, editor, Observer Magazine. Observer Hodge Photographic Award