Photographer who snapped bust firm LTI up for award

Friday 16 November 2012 Updated: 19/11 13:50

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Building a British Icon, taken by Emma Weaver, shortlisted the amateur photographer category in the EEF Photography Awards 2012 in partnership with Canon, Lombard, ERA Foundation. (s)

A PHOTOGRAPHER who took pictures of taxis at broke firm LTI is up for an award.

Emma Weaver, an amateur photographer from Coventry, has been invited to a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament after her image was shortlisted in the final of a national competition.

The Made in Britain Photography Awards received over 800 images with the aim of celebrating the best of British design and manufacturing.

The photo, of an iconic black cab being built, will be exhibited in the House of Commons along with 87 other entries next month. But the prize is in stark contrast to the subject of her photos after the Holyhead Road-based company fell into administration and cut hundreds of jobs last month.

An overall winner from three entry groups - young, amateur and professional - will be awarded £5,000 with winners being presented awards by sponsors Canon.

Richard Halstead, Midlands director at organisers EEF, said: "The standard of entries to the competition continues to grow and, yet again this year, they have highlighted the modern and vibrant sector that is modern manufacturing.

"Every shortlisted image is to be applauded for capturing the wide variety of products and processes that keeps UK manufacturing world class."

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