Thanks to Saatchi Gallery and Google+, we've been introduced to a freshman class of GIF masters, artists wont to shun static imagery in favor of pictures that smash, collide, and float. The pair hosted a Motion Photography competition, inviting artists to submit GIFs in six categories: Landscape, Lifestyle, Action, People, Night and Urban. A crew of art world bigwigs sat at the judging table -- Baz Luhrmann, Shezad Dawood, Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman and Nigel Hurst -- eventually narrowing a pool of 4,000 entries to a group of six finalists and one overall winner.
The work of the winner, along with the five other finalists and shortlist of 54 motion photographs will be exhibited at the
Saatchi Gallery in London from 17 April –- 24 May 2014. All photos courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London.