Congratulations to photographer Donell Gumiran whose image won the competition!
– Theme: Travel Photography / Competition Judge: Frédéric Lagrange
This month we wanted to discover images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor. Be it while hiking remote landscapes or getting lost in unknown towns and cities: We are delighted to share unique journeys from the four corners of the earth.
– Safe travels!
First Prize: Donell Gumiran
“I was overall attracted by the painterly quality of this image, the beautiful soft light, the emphasis on the gaze seemingly lost in thoughts, absent. The way that woman holds her clothes, the delicate texture of the fabric.” – Frédéric Lagrange
Second Prize: Antonio Mesquita
“ I like the perspective of this picture. The eyes focused first on that depth and then perceive the ghostly, intriguing figure dressed in clothes the same hue as the soil and structure, seemingly emerging from the walls.” – Frédéric Lagrange
Honorary Mention: Diep Van Ngo
“Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams” said French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin.
Here the painterly qualities of the photograph are evident and the rich colors are precisely what mesmerises us at the first glance. An infinite spectrum of subtle blue, aqua and green tones seemingly portraying the net’s fabric as terrestrial waves longing to return to sea. Perfectly framed, the poetic analysis continues as the photographer invites us to look down from the deck and observe a trio of mermaids, delicately fulfilling their manual tasks; Alluring us to travel, and most importantly, to dream.” – The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: Frédéric Lagrange
Based in New York, French Photographer Frédéric Lagrange’s interest in photography was at first an excuse to travel, but soon grew into an obsessive passion.
Frédéric has always had an innate curiosity about his surroundings. His natural ability to cross cultural and language barriers has allowed him to immerse himself completely in his craft, and document the life of the most secluded indigenous tribes and people around the world.
Using his lens to pick up on extremely subtle nuances, Frédéric’s work process is mainly focused on capturing people in their natural environment. Travelling through more than 100 countries – Frédéric is painting a global portrait of a changing world.
He has been the recipient of many photography awards over the years and his evocative images have been featured everywhere from The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, to Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and The New Yorker.