Spectacular moving images compete to win inaugural Motion Photography Prize honoring gifs

CREDIT: Simon McCheun/ Courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

If a picture can tell a thousand words, motion photography can tell a whole story.

That’s what Saatchi Art and Saatchi Gallery think anyway, and together with Google+ they are looking to celebrate these stories with the inaugural Motion Photography Prize.

Photographers from around the globe are invited to submit one motion photo in .GIF format in any or all of six categories, which include Landscape, Lifestyle and Action.

If budding photographers don’t know how to create a gif using Photoshop, they can simply upload between 5 and 50 stills into Google+ and watch their pictures transform into a captivating moving image.

High profile judges including artists Tracey Emin, Shezad Dawood and Cindy Sherman, as well as Moulin Rouge filmmaker Baz Luhrmann will whittle down the entries and six finalists will receive a trip for two to London to attend a private viewing of their work at the Saatchi Gallery while the overall winner will win a trip of a lifetime with the photographer or filmmaker of their choice.

Saatchi Gallery CEO Nigel Hurst said: ‘Through the Motion Photography Prize we hope to engage a new generation of photography enthusiasts and enable them to use Google+ state-of-the-art technology to realise their visual ideas.’



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