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Mimic

Near Everett, Washington, USA

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This photo was taken in the parking lot of a Lowe's near Everett, Washington, using a 4x5 view camera. I was struck by the irony of how the mural on the water tank mimicked the trees surrounding it, and how even those live trees looked a bit out of place among the detritus of the urban lot. It speaks to the idea of how even as we expand our urban spaces and deplete our natural resources, we still idealize the image of nature and wilderness and try to keep it close to us, even if only through visual representations.

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.