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.