The Jessops All Party Parliamentary Photography Competition

The Jessops All Party Parliamentary Photography Competition

United Kingdom politicians are battling it out in a new competition to test not their debating prowess but their photography skills. The keenly contested Jessops Parliamentary Photography Competition is on!

Already, there have been 600 photographs entered into the contest to find the smartest snappers within Westminster. The photographs reveal incredible scenes from government duties and give a great insight into the private lives of the political animal – and they’re all set to go before an expert judging panel as well as the voting public.

Among those going for the Commons vote are Alan Duncan with ‘Praying Mantis’, David Heath with ‘Fatburger’ and Tom Levitt with ‘Me and My Cowshed’, while Tim Loughton, Austin Mitchell and Nick Raynsford are also putting themselves in the frame.

There’s serious stuff in the Upper House too, including Lord Crathorne’s ‘Daily Hindu ritual on the banks of the Ganges’ and Lord Greenway’s ‘Maple Leaves’.

The exercise is all for fun and also for the love of photography. Proceeds will go to charities.

Who will be the “Prime Minister of Pictures?” Stay tuned.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.