1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
"Yin & Yang"
Solitary acacia tree and gigantic sand dune, Namib desert
Biography: I am fascinated by the beauty of primeval territories yet terrified by the physical changes occurring as the result of our industrial rampage and climate change. My work could thus best be described as a dialogue between awe and fear.
Awe, when I find a place as far away from civilization as can be, as pristine as it has been for millennia, which fills me with a metaphysical reverence for the perfection and grandiosity of the landscape I am seeing.
Fear, because I am aware that I am up against a race in time:
- the emerald iceberg over a thousand years old, is melting before my very...