Whitby photographer in the frame for award

The shortlisted image Woodland Path Terrington taken by Alex Auld
The shortlisted image Woodland Path Terrington taken by Alex Auld

A man from Whitby has been shortlisted for an international photography competition.

Alex Auld’s excellent image, of two piles of logs framing a woodland road, was selected for the International My Perspective competition final which will be judged on Thursday 16 June.

Photographer Alex Auld.

Photographer Alex Auld.

Alex’s photograph ‘Woodland Path Terrington’ was chosen from entries sent from across the world including from the UK, New Zealand, Holland and Greece.

The judges panel includes actress Dame Judi Dench who will reveal the winners at the prestigious ceremony in London.

The panel also includes actress and writer Sally Phillips and Phillipa Proctor who is director, global brand and visual identity at GlaxosmithKline.

Alex, who has Down’s syndrome, was delighted with his photographic entry.

He said: “On a walk through the woods we suddenly saw these huge piles of logs. Taller than a house they looked like walls leading to the path.”

The Down’s Syndrome Association’s My Perspective competition turns the camera around and gives people with Down’s syndrome the chance to show the world from their point of view.

A Down’s Syndrome Association spokesman said: “This year we are also honouring the life of Stephen Thomas by presenting an award in his name.

“Stephen and his father David died in a tragic boating accident in Canada in 2015. Stephen was a very talented photographer.”