Her intimate, sensitive and moving series of photographs entitled Ex-Voto were taken at pilgrimage sites in Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland) and Grabark (Poland). Alys has returned to these sites over a number of years in the process of developing this project. In the most recent trips, she took a huge and very heavy Victorian single frame camera with her and has used it to magnificently bring together portraiture, the natural landscape and detailed stills to convey pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice.
Hearty congratulations Alys on an outstanding achievement from all of us at BBHQ.
If you would like to see Alys’s winning work (and we highly recommend you do) along with other winning photographs, you still have time. The exhibition is at Somerset House in London until 6 May.