About the Danny Wilson Memorial Award


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Image: Mariana Bisti (DWMA People's Choice Winner), from the series 'Postcards from Athens', 2016

The Danny Wilson Memorial Award was established as part of Photo Fringe to commemorate the life and work of its late director. Danny Wilson passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2008 after helping to establish Brighton Photo Fringe as the largest and most successful photography event of its kind in the UK.

There are three winning categories for the award:

Professionals' Choice

Selected by a panel of judges, for the best emerging or early-career photographer exhibiting as part of the festival. Previous winners include: Martin Seeds, Sam Laughlin, Alexandra Lethbridge

Emerging Curators' Choice

Selected by trainee Photo Fringe curators. Previous winners include: Articulate, Estabrak Al-Ansari, Amelia Shepherd

People's Choice

Voted by exhibition audiences via social media. Previous winners include: Pete Boyd, Mariana Bisti, Monica Alacazar-Duarte


The details of this year's prizes are still unconfirmed, but we are grateful to the continued support of Metro Imaging, Photoworks and UAL: London College of Communication.

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