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Funny Feet image

Picture: Karin Rosenthal

A photographer has walked away with a £3,000 cash prize for a ?nudes in nature? image, entitled ?Funny Feet?.

Karin Rosenthal, a fine-art photographer from Boston, USA, beat thousands of entries in the Renaissance Photography Prize, a competition that raises funds for a breast cancer charity.

?Since I began photographing nudes in nature in 1975 I?ve used reflections to abstract the human figure,? said Karin.

?In submitting, I had no shortage of images to choose from. I am truly honoured to receive this award and gratified to have participated in an event that supports breast cancer care.?

The Renaissance contest was the brainchild of Fiona Gifford, an amateur photographer who has recovered from breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2006.

Fiona said the annual competition has raised close to £100,000 for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care since it was launched a few years ago.

This year?s event pulled in more than 3,700 entries.

Judges, who included renowned photographers Eamonn McCabe and Charlie Waite, shortlisted 80 photographs for an exhibition, prints from which were sold to raise cash for the charity.

The shortlisted images went on show at The Hospital Club in central London, earlier this week.