Professional Commission First Prize Winner

Submitted Series - Árnes

"Árnes is an isolated region in Western Fiords in Iceland where I spent an autumn month in 2010. This work was a continuation of my previous three-year project about a little village in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains. In both cases I was fascinated with rural life and its connection and proximity to nature. I wanted to examine this intimate and archetypical relationship. I was also interested in portraying life in such a small isolated community, and changes as people move to cities. The sheep farmers of Árnes live off the land, as Icelanders have done for hundreds of years. Far from bright lights and big cities, people in the Árnes region live surrounded by steep mountains and the waves crashing on the shore. In the Árnes region 38 people live in 15 homes all year round, and in the whole area there are more than 2,700 sheep. Life in Árnes is pretty set, every season has its tasks and chores, it is also a balanced coexistence between man and nature which has lasted for centuries."

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Jan Brykczyński

Jan Brykczyński

Polish

Professional Commission First Prize Winner for his series “Árnes”.

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Mimi Mollica

Mimi Mollica

Italian

Professional Commission Second Prize Winner for his series of images from Dakar, Senegal.

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Pablo Lopez Luz

Pablo Lopez Luz

Mexican

Professional Commission Third Prize Winner for his artistic approach to the concept of “landscape”.

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Holly Lynton

Holly Lynton

American

Open Competition First Prize Winner for “Turkey Madonna”.

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Vitaliy Popkov

Vitaliy Popkov

Ukrainian

Open Competition Second Prize Winner for “Energy Carriers”.

André François

André François

Brazilian

Open Competition Third Prize Winner for his images from the Mukuru slum in Kenya.