Alice Black Award – May 2018 – “Smoking Ceremony” by Pierre Boudib

To perpetuate the memory of our late member Alice Black, the club has introduced the ‘Alice Black Memorial Trophy’ to be contested each year on a perpetual basis.

At each month’s Aggregate Competition the judge will select an image from all those entered as the monthly Alice Black Image – they will use their own criteria to select the image regardless of the score given.  All images submitted in the Aggregate Competition have the potential to become a possible winner of the Trophy as there is no restriction on the grade of the entrant or the medium in which the image is presented.

For May 2018 the Alice Black has been awarded to Pierre Boudib for his image “Smoking Ceremony”.  This image was entered in the A Grade Digital Colour Open section.

Our judge, Tryg Helander, commented that “the feel and story of this image is so very powerful and compelling. The bright red and almost iridescent white body paint grabs and holds our attention, leading to the action at hand. The selective darkening and treatment makes for a dreamlike and ethereal study. I was truly captivated, this is excellent work.”

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