Democracy in Action Is Captured for Photo Competition
THE winners of the National Assembly for Wales' inaugural photographic competition have been announced. The "Democracy in Action" competition was launched at Newport's School of Film, Photography and Digital Media by the National Assembly's Presiding Officer, Rosemary Butler AM, in May.
Its aim has been to get people in Wales to see how individuals, their families and their communities have the ability to effect changes, and to illustrate that by capturing those issues on their camera or smartphone.
Almost 200 images were submitted and the judges' winner and people's choice winner have now been chosen.
Tom Ashmore, a documentary photographer from Cardiff, was chosen by the judges with his image of "Reclaim Cardiff", showing activists making preparations for a protest.
"The image was shot last year, a day prior to the Occupy Cardiff protest at Cardiff Castle," said Mr Ashmore.
"I had been following the movement closely as it spread across the globe and into the UK, and a few days before, through a bit of research and digging around the internet, I discovered that the Occupy movement was heading for Wales and a group of activists had organised a meeting to create banners for the protest in a derelict pub. …