Here are some excerpts from the Culture24 web site.________________
"Julie Kertesz wins Culture24 Museums at Night 2009 Flickr photo competition"By Culture24 Staff
20 November 2009
"After a whirlwind trip to Museums at Night in May 2009 with her grandchildren, amateur photographer and silver surfer Julie Kertesz has been announced as the winner of the Culture24 Museums at Night 2009 Flickr competition.
As well as being the overall winner, Julie was the winner of the Objects category with her shot from the National Portrait Gallery. The winning picture by Julie Kertesz features two young children staring intently at the art while a couple enjoy a quiet moment at the National Portrait Gallery's Museum at Night 2009 event."
The pictures were judged by Gordon MacDonald, editor of Photoworks magazine and Susanna Brown, Curator of Photographs at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
The winning picture by Julie Kertesz features two young children staring intently at the art while a couple enjoy a quiet moment at the National Portrait Gallery's Museum at Night 2009 event.
"I am really happy that I have won," said Julie. "My granddaughter pointed out the painting of the ballerina first and I was immediately drawn towards it and saw the opportunity for the picture. What made Museums at Night so special for me was being with my grandchildren, who decided what pictures we were looking at – they keep going until they are fascinated by a detail of a painting or a sculpture."A regular Flickr photographer and ardent blogger, 75-year-old Julie has promised to take more photos during Museums at Night 2010, which takes place on the weekend of May 14 – 16. Culture24 will publish an interview with Julie about her photography and love of blogging and Flickr on Monday.
See a gallery of the Museums at Night Photography Competition winners on Flickr
And here are my other photos from the event: