Paul Murphy Awarded Rose Prize by Royal Academy of Arts

Paul Murphy has triumphed at this years’ Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London.

The winning image, which was photographed in Idaho, is from a series that uses backyards to reveal the owner’s personality.

The Summer Exhibition has been held every year since 1769 and has become the world’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition, attracting over 11,000 entries this year alone.

The Summer Exhibition runs from June 14th until August 22nd and was filmed for a BBC special edition of The Culture Show.

Royal Academy – Burlington House
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In Katie Murray’s video of a high school girls’ drill team in Queens, New York, images, movement, and sound converge to offer a riveting collective portrait and commentary on the nature of femininity, urban popular culture, group dynamics, and contemporary ritual. Girls in 4/4, Murray’s first video, is strongly related to her bodies of photographic work that centers on images of youth and family. The drill team depicted is one in which her younger sister participated during her high school years; over this four year period Murray observed and experimented with various ways to portray the team, drawn to the powerful imagery of its precision and focus. First attempting and then ultimately rejecting still photography as too static for the subject at hand, Murray turned to video as a way to best convey the dynamic presence of the team in action and most importantly, the thunderous noise produced by its footsteps.

Girls in 4/4 opens June 12, 2010, from 7-10pm and runs through July 31, 2010. World Class Boxing is open Monday through Friday 10am-5pm, and is located at 170 NW 23rd Street, Miami FL 33127.



The book, Brand Building Print, a collaboration between Amber and art director Jeremy Bristol, won a Silver Pencil at the 2010 One Show and won a Graphis Magazine Gold at their 2011 Design Annual Awards.
Amber will also be showing in the After Shock Show which opens this month in New York city.
In July, look for an interview with Amber and her studio manager/business partner, Julian Bernstein, in Wink Magazine. (

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