The Power Of Black Identity Photography competition, held in partnership with Nikon, has been won by Karis Beaumont. Her entry project, entitled ‘Bumpkin Files,’ looks to represent Black life in Britain beyond the conventional London-centric narrative, and showcases diversity across other leading cities such as Cardiff and Leeds (selected images below).
She will have her photographs showcased at The Power Of_ festival at Lambeth Town Hall from June 12-13th, which celebrates the very best of Black British identity.
Beaumont also receives £6,000 in camera equipment, one-to-one sessions at the Nikon School and expert mentoring, while her images will be displayed on billboards across central London, courtesy of Jack agency.
“Having my work showcased at The Power of_ festival is a perfect way for me to reach a large audience and raise awareness of Black culture in art,” she commented.
“Being a judge for the Power Of_ Black Identity competition was incredibly difficult, because all of the images were fantastic,” added the competition judge, Neil Kenlock. “Beaumont’s work stood out (for its) style, quality and how she captured the moment.”
To view the winning images, and to find out more about The Power Of_ festival and buy tickets, click here.