Samuel Foote, a one-legged comic actor in Georgian London, that won. Many congratulations to him.
|Margaret receives her certificate from Timothy West|
My favourite of the four shortlisted photographers was Mishka Henner who, like me, is obsessed with Google Street View and has used it to track down sad glimpses of prostitutes in Italy standing by lonely roadsides. It was amazing to see the phrase 'shot entirely with Google Street View' in the brochure accompanying the show -- almost suggesting that Street View is some sort of camera that allows viewers agency. It seems to legitimise the use of Street View shots (as did Jon Rafman's show at the Saatchi Gallery recently, The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, which I also enjoyed) and makes me feel much more confident about my own use of Street View.
this video by Teehan & Lax Labs. Please watch it -- I just love it. This is my dream! To travel the world through the portal of Google Street View and this film seems to bring it closer to reality.
Back soon with more on my old-photograph family...