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ONTHISDAY…Salvador Dali

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Told by his parents when he was only five years of age that he was the reincarnation of his deceased older brother, he would believe this for the rest of his life.  In 1934 he married the Russian-born Elena Ivanovna Diakonova, also known as Gala. She was the muse for and subject of his sculpture, Gala in the Window, from 1933.

He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters.   His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

He died on this day 1989.

 

Monday Matters 14 December 2015 Oscar Pistorius & Bonnie Britain

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As we creep closer to Christmas – Jason presents the Not Quite Christmas Show where every song that we play was in the charts on the 25th of December of the given release date.

Tonight after 9pm Jason talks to the author and blogger Lisa Wilson about the life and trial of a man who was at complete odds with his public image – Oscar Pistorius. Find out how Oscar shouldn’t of been at the Olympics at all – but he bullied his way on to the ticket.  Lisa met the family of Reeva Steenkamp and discusses the continuation of the work that Reeva was embarking by her mother June.

After 8pm it’s Jason’s Christmas December Disco – songs that were in the top 20 on the 25th of December and roving Reporter Bonnie Britain files her latest report of 2015 about a MoleculeArt event in London’s South Bank Oxo Tower – where she drank cocktails and sprayed all different types of paint on to canvas as part of an art exhibition.

 

 

The Sony World Photography Awards 2015

© Marcin Klocek, Poland, Sport, Shortlist, Professional Commpetition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
© Marcin Klocek, Poland, Sport, Shortlist, Professional Commpetition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world.

The awards have brought untold reward and recognition to those involved and each year offers an incredible $30,000 (USD) in cash prizes plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

Black Kaali by Elangovan Subramanian. Dussehra is a Hindu Annual Celebration.Here,in kulasekarapattinam,Tamilnadu,India it is being celebrated by thousnads of devottees who offer prayer to the god by disguising themselves as one of their gods,pray at the temple and remove their makeups at the sea shore nearby.
Black Kaali by Elangovan Subramanian.
Dussehra is a Hindu Annual Celebration.Here,in kulasekarapattinam,Tamilnadu,India it is being celebrated by thousnads of devottees who offer prayer to the god by disguising themselves as one of their gods,pray at the temple and remove their makeups at the sea shore nearby.

Free to enter, photographers of all abilities are invited to submit either their best single shots or series of work. The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up on the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.

The nuns on the way by Manh Ngoc Nguyen
The nuns on the way by Manh Ngoc Nguyen

The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by industry leaders.

Frog Story by Harfian Herdi Three cute frogs at morning light.
Frog Story by Harfian Herdi
Three cute frogs at morning light.

The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award. Supporting the celebration is an exhibition of the winners and shortlist, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.

For more information, please visit:  Sony World Photography website.

Reinefjorden by Wojciech Kruczynski Panorama of Reine (Lofoten) made from three frames.
Reinefjorden by Wojciech Kruczynski
Panorama of Reine (Lofoten) made from three frames.