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Albert Dock Launches Photographic Competition to Celebrate The Arrival of Turner, Monet, Twombly at Tate Liverpool

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 00:00 until Saturday, 1 September 2012

Liverpool’s world famous Albert Dock is inviting all budding photographers to take part in a photographic competition inspired by the works of Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings as the exhibition opens in Tate Liverpool this June.

Whether you are a professional photographer or casual Dock visitor, an amateur photographer or a keen mobile snapper, we want you! Using the water based theme of “Reflections” across the Albert Dock, all you need to do is take a picture and email it to

Reflections, the photographic exhibition welcomes submissions in two categories; Mobile Imagery and Photography, the competition opens on July 1st and will close on 3rd September and is open to everyone to take part in. Submissions will be shortlisted and then a highly acclaimed judging panel will select 20 images which will then be hung across venues around the Albert Dock for the public to decide which one is the winner, voting by text (text cost 10p per text plus network charges) or online at

Drawing up the shortlist of 20 will be some of the UK’s most renowned artists and photographers, Bill Zygmant, the famous Fleet Street Snapper who captured some of Rock & Pop’s most iconic images of the 1960’s and 70’s including stunning images of the Beatles. Liverpool born artist, Anthony Brown, whose mixed-media collection of 100 Heads and his iconic waterfront images capture the essence of Liverpool, blending photographic and classic techniques, Mark McNulty who has photographed legends of our time, with 25 years experience of capturing pop culture and a special judge from Tate Liverpool.

The winner will see their image projected on the front of the Dock as well as receiving training with the Open Eye Photo Gallery and a goody bag from the Albert Dock and Open Eye Gallery.


Jeremy Roberts, chair of Albert Dock Tenants Business Association said;
“We are delighted to welcome Tate Liverpool’s Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings, and give budding photographers of all experiences the opportunity to become part of something huge. The Albert Dock buildings illuminated with your image will be something quite fantastic to see, once in a lifetime. The venues are excited to host the finalists and this is a great opportunity for the whole city to celebrate the new exhibition at Tate Liverpool.”

Jemima Pyne, Head of Media and Audiences, Tate Liverpool
"A major theme within the Turner Monet Twombly exhibition is 'The Floating World'. The artists' depictions of water, particularly Monet's water lily pond and Turner's paintings of the lake at Petworth, are set perfectly against our own landscape of the Dock and the Waterfront, which can be seen from the gallery windows. We hope that the work of Turner, Monet and Twombly, and our own Liverpool landscape will inspire some amazing entries to the Albert Dock's photographic exhibition."

Peter Cronin, Business Development Manager at Albert Dock Estates Limited said:
"Albert Dock is a key feature of Liverpool's world-renowned Waterfront and one of the most picturesque parts of the city. Its unique mix of culture, architecture and heritage makes it the perfect setting for this competition."

To be in with a chance of being in the top 20 your image needs to be 3MB and we have a mobile category for capturing the best of the moment.

The image with the most public votes will win an an amazing prize:
- Award presentation from guest judges Bill Zygmant and Antony Brown
- Your image projected onto the front of the Albert Dock building
- Photography Training session from the Open Eye Gallery
- Goody bag from the Open Eye Gallery and Tate Liverpool

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