Australian Photographer wins prime prize in Minimalist Pictures Awards
27 August 2020
The Winners of the 2020 Minimalist Pictures Awards have simply been introduced, with Australian photographer George Byrne awarded the highest prize of $2,000 together with the title of Minimalist Photographer of the 12 months.
Byrne has taken residence the win with three photos; Yellow Stairs, Blue Awning and 71st St Miami, from his sequence Exit Imaginative and prescient.
The Minimalist Pictures Awards is a non-profit affiliation supported by Black & White Minimalism Journal. The Awards had been created to recognise the efforts, expertise and experience of photographers from throughout the globe.
Byrne is a Sydney-born photographer now based mostly in Los Angeles. He describes his profitable sequence, as “a photo-collage, constructed from parts from a number of areas.”
“For this sequence, I’d search for ready-made vignettes of color and kind within the constructed world round me, after which attempt to repurpose or reinvent them. By embracing the method of photo-assemblage or collage, these pictures have turn into creations as a lot as they’re observations,” he says.
© George Byrne – Blue Awning
Now in its second version, the Awards have given a platform to some unbelievable expertise, as might be seen within the profitable photos that had been chosen from greater than 4,200 pictures from over 40 totally different countires.
The work of the 2020 winners might be seen on-line right here, and their work can even be exhibited on the Galerie Minimal in Berlin, Germany. The photographs can even be featured in print within the annual Awards e book.
© George Byrne – 71st St Miami
Milad Safabakhsh, Founder and Chief editor of Black & White Minimalism Journal, in addition to the founder and president of the Awards, defined that Minimalist images is open to photographers from all genres, saying, “Minimalist pictures are all the time an choice so long as you may have a minimal outlook in the direction of your environment.”
You may see a few of our different favorite pictures from the competitors beneath, and the complete listing right here.
© Hilda Champion, Within the Mangroves. A contemplative picture of a fisherman inspecting his mangrove seedlings.
© Santiago Martinez de Septien, Coronavirus confinement. Hundreds of thousands of youngsters in Spain, caught at residence because the authorities applied a nationwide lockdown in mid-March, have been unable to train outdoors, take a brief stroll round their block, go together with their dad and mom to the grocery store or go away their home aside from medical causes. Such measures, the strictest in Europe, have left numerous kids bored, exhausted and generally depressed.
© John Kosmopoulos, Oqaatsut Properties. Oqaatsut is a small Greenlandic city north of Ilulissat in Japanese Disko Bay. Because the solar drenched and warmed the colorful houses and rocky panorama, it revealed clues of what life have to be like there: an in depth however remoted group the place the spirits of icebergs come and go within the distance. I needed to convey the sensation of the city by utilizing minimalist compositions and inventive framing to supply portraits of life in Greenland. Many of the residents had been indoors, however one citizen neglected our whereabouts whereas kids performed a sport and chanted a track that echoed by way of the city.
© Vicky Martin, Selfhood. The sequence “Selfhood” is partially impressed by the proverb “The eyes are the window to the soul” and a need to problem the necessity to see the eyes inside a portrait. The intention in every portrait is to create a personality and a story and encourage an empathy with out the visible stimulation of the eyes.
© Marcin Giba. From the sequence Human on Earth. The pictures from the Human on Earth sequence exhibits how superb varieties are hidden in locations that from a traditional perspective don’t appear to us to be notably attention-grabbing. Solely the angle from the drone exhibits us what visible potential is hidden in these locations. On this cycle I present how man adjustments our pure panorama by introducing parts of structure to it. Many of the pictures from this sequence had been made in my hometown of Rybnik (Poland).