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Life Framer Photography Prize Updates: ‘Night Life’ & ‘Civilisation’ theme winners

21 August 2015
The winners of the latest two Life Framer edition II photography competition themes have been announced, Nicole de Khors won the ‘Nightlife’ theme and the winner of ‘Civilisation’ was Joshua Haunschild.  

The Nightlife theme brief asked entrants to show life at night, from hazy dreams to harsh reality, from hidden, empty streets to the glitz and glamour of the sleepless city.  

The winning image from Nicole de Khors showed a lone mobile phone clutched above a smoky haze.  Gerardo Montiel Klint who judged the theme said of the winning image, “An image with many layers of meaning.  Haze, the technology as an everyday extension of our lives, with its positive and negative effects. Smartphones seem to been forever with us, but have not ... they have become part of us, and now can we really live without them? Do we want it? The young are emotionally entangled with these gadgets. Haze: connected to the world, but no connection with ourselves and our surroundings.”
2nd Prize was awarded to Aleksei Kazantsev.

British photographic artist Simon Roberts judged the Civilisation theme entries where the brief was to explore the lived-in world – people, cultures and societies. Simon commented, “I’ve been impressed by the strength of the submissions for this month’s theme, and particularly with those photographers who have chosen to critique the idea of civilisation in the 21st century, taking a more sardonic look at our so called developed society.”

Commenting about Joshua’s winning image, Simon continued “At first glance it appears to be a straight-forward, two dimensional landscape. However, the harder one looks, the more one realises it’s in fact a complex image. It is a clever composition with its use of geometry and the rendering of the ‘window’ on to the mountainous landscape behind as a flat surface, thereby confusing the viewer as to distance. To my mind the photograph explores the following paradox: that whilst we attempt to develop and occupy seemingly uninhabitable environments we also yearn for the un-spoilt, and sublime natural landscape.”
The 2nd prize was awarded to Maciej Staszkiewicz.
Call for entries for the penultimate theme ‘The Human Body’ closes on 31st August 2015.
The brief: the human body...from the head to the toes; its aesthetics, its flaws, its quirks and diversity. Freeze a detail or a scene that captures our human bodies, and our human nature.

For details of how to enter
Winning and shortlisted entries can be seen here
For full details of the competition and prizes

Images ©
Nicole de Khors
2. Aleksei Kazantsev
3. Andrew Salama
4. Joshua Haunschild
5. Maciej Staszkiewicz
6. Giulia Hepburn

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