British Institute of Professional Photography, ‘First Merit’ award winning image from 1985

British Institute of Professional Photography, ‘First Merit’ award winning image from 1985
‘First Merit’ award winning image, in the student category of the North West ‘British Institute of Professional Photography’ (BIPP) awards – 7th July 1985 – Chapel within a Convent in Mossley Hill, Liverpool.

Whilst I was in college studying photography, I was given an assignment to photograph the interior of a Chapel within a convent in Mossley Hill, Liverpool. For this shoot, I used a 5X4 inch monorail plate camera which was simply wonderful to use, given that it was completely manual and not like any other camera I had used before. I would still love a 5X4 camera of my own even today…

To my surprise, my course lecturer who I believe was a member of ‘BIPP’, chose to enter my image into the upcoming North West region, ‘British Institute of Professional Photography’ (BIPP) awards, 10th – 13th November 1985.

I was even more astonished to hear that my photograph had been chosen to win a ‘First Merit’ award in the student category of this prestigious BIPP North West region Competition.


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2 responses to “British Institute of Professional Photography, ‘First Merit’ award winning image from 1985”

    • Hi,

      No. I don’t know if the building is still a convent, but the large and very grand building was (and still is), on the corner of Elmswood Road/Rose Lane and North Mossley Hill Road. Just opposite Mossley Hill Parish Church.

      Chris

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