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.

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2022 Travel AWARD Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


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