BA Commercial Photography graduate Gianluca Urdiroz Agati has been awarded Best in Show for his work at the Association of Photographers (AOP) Student Awards 2019.

Sponsored by Fixation, the Awards were announced at Wex Photo Video in Whitechapel, London, and saw more than 55 finalist images unveiled to more than 200 members, press and finalists across three categories; People, Places and Things.

Gianluca’s winning image, an outdoor portrait of a blind father and his son, was announced as Best in Show at the close of the ceremony by AOP Chair Anne Mannion, having been awarded winner by judges Zelda Cheatle, Alicia Hart and Simon Norfolk.

In judging Gianluca’s work, Landscape and architecture photographer Simon Norfolk said: “I like the generosity of this picture, I think all three of us [judges] did. It has an intimacy in the gesture of the hand and in the boy’s eyes, a look that says he is wise beyond his years. It’s life-affirming without being syrupy. A simple story well told.”