American Psychedelia A photography project by Chiara Zonca

“I am interested in barren, mystical, untinged territories; places that challenge my perception of the earth until it becomes somewhere completely unfamiliar.”

Based in London, Chiara Zonca is an Italian Landscape photographer using nature to study the passage of time and personal experience that occurs when existing in a space that has little to no signs of civilisation.

The connection that Chiara has with her photography focuses a lot on emotion meaning. After years spent in a urban life that didn’t feel quite right she developed an acute interest for unfamiliar remote places, using the natural world as a healing therapy.

“The natural world is the main subject of my work, my intent is to investigate the passage of time on a higher scale than the human one. After years living in a city and battling anxiety, my connection with nature has become a form of self-healing, a way to tap into my deeper thoughts. Always a bit of a lone wolf, travelling alone somewhere remote instantly connects me with the landscapes I portray”. – Chiara Zonca

– Discover more of Chiara’s work here

Monthly Photo Contest

Landscape photography by Costas Kariolis. Beach, Norfolk, England
© Costas Kariolis

2022 Landscape AWARD Deadline: 30 November 2022

When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.

From dramatic rural vistas to urban panoramics, or seemingly-abstract aerial compositions, this month we want to see images that showcase our planet’s diverse and beautiful topography.⁠

All approaches are valid and we want to see as many different styles and compositions as possible!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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