20th June 2012, 1:40pm
Fatal Attraction wins exposure for photographer
Fatal Attraction by Elizabeth Cheek Beauty and death are captured simultaneously in a stunning photograph of a bug balancing on a carnivorous Pitcher plant taken by University of Lincoln Contemporary Lens Media graduate, Elizabeth Cheek.

The image, Fatal Attraction, has been selected for inclusion in London’s largest annual photography exhibition; the prestigious Foto8 Summershow.

More than 3,200 images were submitted for consideration in the fifth annual photographic show, with entries as far afield as Hong Kong to Chile and Russia to Australia. Elizabeth’s photo was one of 159 chosen for display and the freelance photographer said she was excited to be included among some of the world’s best photographers and hopes her image inspires people to think about fatal attractions.

“I hope viewers see both beauty and evil in the image. I hope it makes people stop and think about its juxtaposition and the harsh rules of nature,” said Elizabeth (22).

Photographs at this year’s Summershow – established in 2008 as the UK’s only open exhibition of photography which invites both professional and amateur photographers to submit work - reflect events of the past 12-18 months including the defeat of Gaddafi in Libya, the spread of the global Occupy movement, protests against austerity and the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics.

This year the Best in Show will be judged by acclaimed British photographers Alison Jackson and Simon Roberts, the BBC’s online photography director Phil Coomes, TimeOut’s chief arts critic Ossian Ward and critic and curator Gerry Badger. Visitors to the gallery during weeks of the exhibition are also invited to register their vote for the People’s Choice and challenge the experts view with their personal choice of which photograph is the best.

The list of participating photographers is published at www.foto8.com/summershow

For more information about Elizabeth Cheek’s photography go to: http://elizabethcheek.co.uk
Fatal Attraction by Elizabeth Cheek
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