Lecturer has two images shortlisted for British Photography Awards 2022
21 September 2022
Open Wide, Gina Goodman
Marine & Natural History Photography lecturer Gina Goodman has two images shortlisted for The British Photography Awards (BPA) 2022.
The BPA is a non-profit competition celebrating photographic talent from all British and British-based photographers. Each year the Awards receive thousands of submissions from all over the world, which are judged by some of the most respected names in British photography.
This is the third year in a row that Gina Goodman, a lecturer on Marine & Natural History Photography BA(Hons) at Falmouth University, has been shortlisted for the BPA. However, it’s the first time not one but two of her underwater photographs have made the cut.
The British Photography Awards showcase the immense talent and diversity of our creative photographic community across the UK, so to be shortlisted amongst photographers that I have looked to over the years for inspiration is a real privilege.
The shortlisted submissions include Open Wide, a close-up shot of Mackerel, and Swarm, which shows a Lionfish preying on a swarm of Silversides. Both images were taken during a course trip to Egypt. Gina has chosen to support Ocean Youth Scotland and Rainforest Concern through the competition.
If you'd like to support Gina's work, you can head to the Waterlife category on the British Photography Awards website to vote for Swarm and Open Wide for the People’s Choice Award. You can also check out more of her work on Instagram.
On hearing the news that she'd been shortlisted, Gina said: “The British Photography Awards showcase the immense talent and diversity of our creative photographic community across the UK, so to be shortlisted amongst photographers that I have looked to over the years for inspiration is a real privilege.”
Gina has spent much of her life exploring beneath the surface of the world’s oceans, from her childhood in the Cayman Islands to right here in Cornwall, shooting captivating shots of sea life along the way.
Today, she shares her passion and technical expertise as an underwater photography lecturer on Falmouth’s Marine & Natural History Photography course – one of the only courses of its kind to integrate underwater photography as a degree element.