GOST YEARBOOK AWARD 2023
Winner: Madeleine Waller
"In addition to the beautiful use of natural light and composition, we found
Madeleine's image intriguing - who is she and why is she holding the snake in the lake? When making books we always look for images which convey a story, and here we felt there was a story waiting to be told."
GOST Books is an independent visual arts and photography publisher based in London. They pride themselves on an uncategorisable output of diverse subject matter and design: from a chronicle of seven men claiming to be the Messiah; a study of Turkish soap operas; art works inspired by the largest breeding grounds for flamingos in the Southern Hemisphere; archive photographs from the Mexico City police department; to portraits of winners of state-run competitions in Belarus
Portrait of Humanity
The lovely Ayan was selected for this year's Portrait of Humanity Award.
I photographed Ayan for the Women's Inclusive Team in Tower Hamlets as part of a celebration of Women who have gone above and beyond to support their community over the past few years.