Silver 2018 / Advertising / Self-Promotion

Police Boxes

  • Prizes
    Silver in Advertising/Self-Promotion
  • Company
    Douglas Vernimmen Photography
  • Photographer
    Douglas Vernimmen

Police Boxes have been used in the U.K. mostly during the 20th century. These were used as telephone boxes for the people who wanted to contact the main police office and as small offices for police officers filling reports and having lunch. They were also used for locking criminals until the police transport arrives. These are cast iron, originally blue, with a light on the top. Edinburgh has the most impressive collection. They were produced in 1937 at about 90 specimens across the city.

Originally from Belgium, Douglas Vernimmen gained his Ph.D. at the University of Li├Ęge before coming to Oxford to continue his studies. He developed an early interest in photography, and his work has been selected in about a hundred salons of photography covering 50 countries from Asia to the USA. He is the recipient of over 200 international awards and several distinctions for his international contribution to Photography.