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John Eveson takes runner-up IFAJ prize

By 23rd September 2011July 27th, 2023No Comments

Freelance photographer Guild member John Eveson was awarded a Distinguished Recognition as runner-up in the People category of the IFAJ Star Prize Photography award.

The award, which is sponsored by DeLaval, is organised by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists to celebrate excellence in photography, attracted individual entries from members of agricultural Guilds and press clubs around the World.

John’s image, titled Drainage and Poetry , was commissioned for the front cover of a poetry book written a man who repairs field drains; it was also published in Lancashire Life.

“He repairs field drains for a living and the tools and clothes in the picture are what he would normally use,” explains John. “He has strong Irish connections, so I tried to get the feeling of an Irish peat bog in the picture – even though it was taken locally to me at Chipping in Lancashire.”

John  has enjoyed repeated success in the IFAJ Star Prize Photography contest, having won the Overall award in 2010 plus a Highly Commended in the Nature/Landscape category, which he won in 2008. He also won the best picture prize in 2006.

Other entries in the 2011 contest can be seen on the IFAJ website; John’s own extensive galleries are available to view on his John Eveson Photography website.