Don McCullin, iconic war photographer, talks to Insight

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Insight met Don McCullin at the awards ceremony for the Faith Through a Lens photography competition on 20 November 2013.

FTAL 2013; logo

John Forrest meets Don McCullin

Faith Through a Lens is an annual competition that, in common with the Insight Festival, encourages amateur photographers to take pictures looking at faith. Insight’s Director. John Forrest, went along to to the FTAL  awards ceremony, held at the Microsoft HQ in central London. He talked with Don McCullin, the iconic war photographer, who led the competition’s judging panel in 2013.

Video interview with Don McCullin (02.58)

Winners of Faith Through a Lens 2013

The overall winner of the FTAL 2013 competition was John Sykes, for his photograph ‘Contemplation’. Two photographers work was highly commended: Patti Robins, for the photograph ‘When rifles are no longer used, words become your bullets’; and Peter Anderson, for the photograph ‘Passing on the faith’.

Faith Through a Lens has created a slide show of the photographs that made the final shortlist for the 2013 competition.

Faith Through a Lens vision statement

Faith Through a Lens realises that faith plays a positive role in many peoples’ lives and the FTAL competition encourages people from all backgrounds and beliefs to engage with the subject of faith in its wider context.

Whether it’s showing compassion, capturing a precious moment or supporting a community we’re looking to uncover personal experiences which can be shared through the medium of photography.

Faith Through a Lens partners

The Faith Through a Lens competition is a collaboration between The Inter Faith Network for the UK, Churches Together in England and Congregational Insurance. The competition is sponsored by MSN UK.

Faith Through a Lens judging panel

The judging panel for the Faith Through a Lens 2013 competition comprised Don McCullin as the lead judge, together with the Rev. Dr David Cornick (General Secretary, Churches Together in England), MKatthew Yelland (Picture Manager, MSN UK) and Paresh Solanki (Executive Officer, Inter Faith Network for the UK).

Don McCullin link

Don McCullin was the subject of a documentary film in the BBC’s Imagine series in summer 2013.

Insight’s guest interview policy

The Insight Film Festival publishes interviews on our blog from guests of interest on an ad hoc basis. The Festival is delighted to publish a range of interview pieces on the themes of film and faith, and other subjects, but the personal views expressed in such articles do not reflect the views and opinions of the Insight Film Festival itself, which is an organisation that comprises individuals of many different faiths and none, all of whom have their own personal views and opinions on films, faith and other subjects.