Tees photographer Dave Charnley has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
The Stockton-based former Evening Gazette snapper has been shortlisted in the professional photographer category, sponsored by Canon, for his image of fishermen working beneath newly-installed EDF turbines on the North Sea in Redcar (see below).
His photograph will now go on display at an awards ceremony in the House of Commons on Thursday 10th December where the winning pictures in the sixth annual EEF/Lombard manufacturing photography competition will be announced.
The winners will share a prize of £5,000 of Canon photography equipment.
The competition aims to raise the profile of modern day UK manufacturing by showcasing the industry’s creativity, diversity and heritage through inspiring photography.
This year’s shortlisted photographs portray the various stages of manufacturing – from design, process and technology in action through to the finished product – and cover both traditional and high-tech sectors.
“I’m delighted to be shortlisted and honoured that my work will be on display in the House of Commons,” said Dave.
“Manufacturing offers lots of opportunities for exciting, interesting and dynamic images – the challenge as a photographer is to capture all that in a single shot.
“I really hope my photograph makes people think about manufacturing in a different way, and I really hope the judges enjoy my work the way I do.”
Bob Pickles, head of corporate and government affairs at Canon UK, added: “This competition is about putting modern day manufacturing in the frame and capturing how innovative and exciting this diverse industry is.”
“The standard gets better every year and Dave should be very proud that his image successfully captures the beauty and drama of industry.”