Sitting Churns

PhotographerPaul Adrian Davies
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryNew York, United States
Photo Date2008
Technical InfoShot on Ilford film
Entry Description

A row of sitting churns with plant material used as a stopper. I photographed this in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand Province, India

About Photographer

I am a self-taught photographer originally from Cardiff, Wales and currently living on the Lower East Side in New York City.. I am a widely travelled artist who has photographed in over sixty countries across the world both in color and black and white and always on film. My work is predominantly “humanistic” in nature with a strong emphasis on people and communities. My photographs have been exhibited in both the United States and several European countries including Hungary, Italy, Spain and Wales. My work has also been included in group shows at the New York Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York. In 2013, I won First Place in the DOTart international street photography prize in the geometrics category. I currently teach a photography course at the Payne Whitney Clinic at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Over the last two years, I have photographed at a broad range of parades that have taken place across the five boroughs of New York City. My emphasis has been to take intimate portraits of the people who have come to participate in the parade. The subjects include parade princesses and queens, marshals, bikers, veterans, dancers, marching bands, public servants, family groups and children amongst many others. All of these people are drawn to the street by the promise of the parade and all that that represents to them. They congregate in a shared atmosphere of of anticipation, excitement and celebration and exude a spirit of pride and belonging. My goal is to both acknowledge and celebrate the glorious multi-cultural nature and ethnic diversity of New York City though this series of images.