Honorable Mention / 2017 / Book (series Only) / Documentary

Oxford Through the Lens

  • Photographer
    Douglas Vernimmen
  • Credit
    Forewords by Colin Dexter and J. Mordaunt Crook.Preface by Sir John Hoodhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQerQIf8cr4

Venice is for gondolas, New York for taxis, Oxford for bicycles -
and pedestrians. This is a city, which has survived untouched for
the best part of a thousand years. And there has been a
university here for nearly as long. And yet it never grows old: it
renews itself each autumn with a fresh infusion of youth. Oxford
is one of the great universities of the world. It has been in
existence for the better part of 800 years. Its history is to be
found in the colleges, in the faculties and in the departments, in
the magnificent collections held in its libraries and museums, in
its time-honoured traditions and ceremonies, and in the
magnificent architecture of its buildings set in and around the
centre of the city. So many images, so many perspectives,
captured here, in lucid photographic language.


Douglas Vernimmen was born in Germany and he graduated in Belgium where he obtained a PhD at the University or Liege. In 2004 Douglas moved to the UK to take on a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford where he worked as a molecular biologist. Douglas has always had a strong imagination with a interest in drawing and when he was given his first camera at the age of 15 that he found his art.

Usually Doug likes to photograph people from his immediate environment such as his friend and their children, his colleagues at University, strangers in the streets of Oxford, or well-known faces visiting the beautiful town of Oxford. There are not people who are models and from that Doug finds that this gives them a authenticity that you fail to find in professional models. People are not the only muse for Doug, he has developed a great interest in architecture where you can capture the precision in the design of the buildings. Doug is the recipient of over 200 international awards and several distinctions for his international contribution to Photography.

- Biography by Anna-Lena Schaupp

Awards Douglas Vernimmen is a photographer and the author of awards-winning book 'Oxford Through the Lens' published by @accartbooks ISBN: 9781851498383
He is the recipient of over 200 international awards and several distinctions for his international contribution of Photography.