By John Smith • 21 April 2021 • 17:59
Some of the Award winners at the opening of Foto Jove
Credit: Palma Council
PARTICIPANTS from 21 schools and colleges entered 5,000 photographs taken by 1,400 students aged 9 to 20 into the XXVI Foto Jove competition.
There were 36 prizes shared between three categories of photographer based on age which were contributed by a range of different Mallorca based companies.
The Mayor of Palma José Hila, and the Councillor for Education and Language Policy, Llorenç Carrió, took part in the opening of Foto Jove at the Casal Solleric art gallery in Palma on Tuesday April 20.
Through photography, this activity has been encouraging young people to show their most creative eyes on issues related to art and culture for 26 years.
“In times of covid, of social challenge that we must face together, what better starting point than” COLOUR AND LIFE “to explore reality from a young perspective, transforming the everyday in order to review our reality and travel to an amazing universe,” said Mayor José Hila. ”
The exhibition, open until May 20, contains a selection of photographs from the awards winners alongside other outstanding as well as a video that highlights most of the entries.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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