Color aerial, abstract, landscape photo by Uiler Costa-Santos, ocean, tide, coast, Brazil. From the series: Sizigia

Sizigia: The cosmology of the low tide A photography project by Uiler Costa-Santos

Sizígia, the ongoing photography project by Uiler Costa-Santos, comprises a series of spectacular aerial shots that chart how the ocean tides sculpt the landscapes of Brazil’s eastern coastline.

From the Latin SYZYGIA, from the Greek SYZIGÍA, “union, pair, set”, from SYN-, “together”.

“Sizigias are moments of connection in which sea, soil, and rivers build new reliefs and geographies. In moments of Sizigia, in the alignment of three bodies belonging to a gravitational system, something common to the collective unconscious appears as / just like a revelation. Sizígia is also a meeting. It is the space-time in which different forms of non-human life react to the synchronic movement of the cosmos to produce its flows, destinations, reliefs, and maps. It is in Sizígias that the landscape is transmuted, allowing one to perceive daily life and its constant capacity for creation.” – Uiler Costa-Santos

Uiler Costa-Santos is a Brazilian visual artist and educator whose photographic practice uniquely transcribes the landscapes of his homeland in an effort to investigate the complex relationship between the imaginary, the spiritual, and the real.

Discover more of his work here.

Monthly Photo Contest

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2021 Street Photography AWARD Deadline: 30 September 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Extended Deadline: One of the most exciting and influential forms of photography, in September we are on the lookout for the best images capturing the pulse of the street.

From candid and unexpected situations to meticulous geometric scenes within the urban sphere, at home or abroad: we want to discover how YOU see the streets!⁠


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

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