Oxford Through the Lens

PhotographerForewords by Colin Dexter and J. Mordaunt Crook...
PrizeBook (series Only) / Documentary
Entry Description

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQerQIf8cr4

About Photographer

Originally from Belgium, Douglas Vernimmen gained his Ph.D. at the University of Liège before coming to Oxford to continue his studies. He developed an early interest in photography, and his work has been shown in about 70 salons covering 40 countries from Asia to the USA. He is the recipient of a glittering array of international medals and prizes awarded by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), the Photographic Society of America (PSA), the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the International Photography Awards (IPA), the Paris Photo Prize (PX3) and Photo District News (PDN).