Minimalist Photography Awards - I Vincitori della terza edizione
Redazione Art-Vibes | On 17, Ago 2021
Allen Kopek, con la serie “On Route”, si aggiudica il riconoscimento di “Minimalist Photographer of the year”.
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Picture: Allen Koppe – On Route, Photographer of the year, Minimalist Photography Awards. (For my series “On Route” I wanted to try something new, something different. I wanted to challenge myself and discover a technique that had been sitting in the back of my mind for several years. I wanted to move forward and take what had merely been a concept, an idea, a thought process and make it into a visual reality.)
Minimalist Photography Awards è un’associazione senza scopo di lucro, sopportata dalla rivista minimalista in bianco e nero Minimalism Mag, fondata da Milad Safabakhsh, un progetto editoriale che mira a dare visibilità, premiare ed esporre i fotografi di talento di tutto il mondo, nella speranza di introdurli al settore della fotografia professionale.
Milad Safabakhsh, fondatore e presidente di MPA, ha dichiarato: “Il Minimalist Photography Award è l’unica fondazione che si occupa in modo estensivo e professionale della fotografia minimalista, intesa come branca della fotografia in cui la visione artistica fotografica è al centro della ricerca“.
Allen Kopek – On Route, Photographer of the year
Per la terza edizione sono state presentate più di 3700 fotografie provenienti da 39 paesi diversi. 12 le categorie giudicate da figure di spicco dell’industria fotografica:
Nick Moore – British Journal of Photography
Paula Tognarelli – Museo della Fotografia Griffin Peter Ibsen – Sunday-S Gallery
Craig Whitehead – Fotografo di strada
Milad Safabakhsh – Rivista minimalista in bianco e nero
La giuria ha proclamato Photographer of the year Allen Kopek, con la sue serie On Route, che si è aggiudicato un premio di 2000 $.
Daniel Dencescu – Murmurations, First place Abstract category, Minimalist Photography Awards. (This series of starling murmurations (more than a hundred thousand birds), which form abstract landscapes in the sky in a sublime musical rhythm was captured in a 120 seconds window on 1st January 2016 in Rome. I still remember my reaction when I saw it for the first time. I had to quickly take my camera and start photographing it. With this series I want to present to you the beautiful shapes, forms and abstraction of the dancing starlings, who suddenly twist and turn in the sky making beautiful abstract patterns. I want to reveal the hidden beauty of common things shown from an unusual perspective of an elegant dance).
Sandra Herber – North Dakota Winter, First place Architecture category, Minimalist Photography Awards. (Winters in North Dakota are bleak, but seemingly empty landscape is dotted with evidence of current and past lives lived there. Here are some beautiful old buildings from the ghost town of Arena, North Dakota as well as grain elevators photographed in the winter).
Rosario Civello – Tree in a Square, First place Landscape category, Minimalist Photography Awards. (The space surrounding us is often composed of numerous elements arranged chaotically. I visually deconstruct the scene, discarding the superfluous, so that it fits to my natural inclination towards minimalism).
Brad Walls – Pools from above, First place Aerial category, Minimalist Photography Awards. (“Pools from above” is an open series that I have been working on for 1 year taken via a drone. I wanted to showcase the unseen beauty of swimming pools via an alternate viewpoint. Each pool has It\’s own geometric profile and as such their own unique personality. I have chosen the most visual 5 to represent the series).
Jonas Dahlström – 07:27:47, First place Street category, Minimalist Photography Awards. (The images in this series are part of my book project called “07:27:47”. Sorted by the hour, minute and second of their exposure, they form a sequence that takes place during exactly 12 hours. Throughout this project, I tried to capture the graphic beauty of ordinary environments by focusing on the strict and minimalistic aesthetics that arise in the interaction between light, shadows and geometric shapes. Combining it with the immediacy of street photography, it can be seen as a study not only of the urban environment, but also of the relationship between this environment and the human being. The subjects are all in a state of transition, on a journey from one place to another, in time and in space. As a photographer, I found myself on a similar journey. In my search for locations, I travelled from south to north, from city centres to end-of-the-line suburbia. The book was finally published in September 2020).
George Mayer – Anima, First place Portrait category, Minimalist Photography Awards. (The psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung believed that there was a feminine beginning, or female part of the psychic setup, in subconsciousness of every man. He gave it the name “Anima”, that is “soul” in translation from Latin. The anima is a personification of all feminine psychological qualities that a man possesses, such as haziness and vagueness of feelings and moods, emotional sensitivity, prophetic insights, susceptibility to the irrational and the capability for individual love. If a man does not try to relate with his anima, he gets what Jung called “a loss of soul”, i.e., a lack of vitality, flexibility and humaneness).
Francisco Riquelme-Montecinos – Toronto 100Variety, First place Photomanipulation, Minimalist Photography Awards. (My approach is to separate them from any other specific element or context in order to capture the viewer\’s full attention to their style, details and architectural presence. This particular way of portraying them was actually born out of the pandemic. as the city shut down we become little islands disconnected from one another; the same thing happened to the stores that had to continue navigating this new reality as lonely vessels in the middle of this social storm).
Liz Barker – Hidden in Plain Sight – First place Open category, Minimalist Photography Awards. (There are so many visual gems hidden in plain sight in our suburban and urban environments. We walk past them everyday and are blind to them. My goal is to reveal them to those who want to see. These are images of ordinary places we pass by everyday but don’t see them beyond the purpose for which they are there to serve. A shopping centre car park exit, a suburban playground and the entry to a residential car park. They scream to be seen by an appreciative eye).
– via: Art Vibes submission – photo courtesy of: Minimalist Photography Awards
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