The Royal Photographic Society has today announced the winners of its 155th International Print Exhibition.


Picture credit: Gaby Wood

Clinching this year’s Gold Award, along with £2,000, was Gaby Wood for an image entitled ‘Dead Deer’.

Commenting on her winning picture, which beat more than 3,000 entries, Gaby said: ‘This photo was taken last summer in Princeton, New Jersey, the day before Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast.

‘I went for a run early one morning and found this beautiful young stag, very recently dead.

‘When I went back to get my camera I also hauled my children out of their game of dressing up – which is how my eldest ended up here.’

Meanwhile, 22-year-old Matthew Town secured Gold in the Under 25 category, bagging him Olympus Pen camera gear.

Almost 800 photographers entered this year’s contest which was judged by a panel that included Roger Tooth, head of Photography at the Guardian.

  • Ian Douglas

    This is a great photograph. The look of the child says it all!

  • Alan Wilson

    I think it’s ridiculously staged, and badly shot.
    Must have had some very poor entries this year.

    This is the first time I have posted a comment, a detremental one at that.

    I have no issue’s other than the images poor focus, and lack of any significant meaning.. what is the story here. a picture paints a thousand word’s then may the viewer assume that the young girl has just choked the poor animal.

    Not worthy of an accolade of such magnitude, and should have been confined to an image viewing gallery of sort’s.

  • PAul

    What! This was the BEST that was submitted?
    Maybe I should enter next year, I’m sure I can find another cliche to enter.

  • Steve Cain

    It’s out of focus!