Silver 2017 Book / Fine Art

Oxford Through the Lens

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Douglas Vernimmen

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. Publisher: ACC Art Books ISBN: 9781851498383 https://vimeo.com/204698840

Originally from Belgium, Douglas Vernimmen gained his Ph.D. at the University of Li├Ęge before coming to Oxford to continue his studies. He developed an early interest in photography, and his work has been selected in about a hundred salons of photography covering 50 countries from Asia to the USA.Douglas is currently based in the beautiful City of Edinburgh.