Following Samantha Clark’s selection of winning images for our recent FACE OF THE EARTH competition, this compilation of 20 images represents some of the other talented photographers whose work struck us and left a mark. Each a stunning image worthy of exposure and attention…
For this Face of the Earth theme, we really wanted to explore the beauty of our shared planet – nature’s landscapes and man’s influence on them. From icy polar snowscapes to vast and arid deserts; from sweeping agricultural plains to dense tropical rainforest; the earth has always provided an awe-inspiring backdrop to our short stay.
When selecting for editor’s picks we’re always searching for those striking photographs that have potential as an unforgettable single image, whether from a broader series or not. The accompanying text some photographers submit with their images is not always necessary, but can be relevant when understanding the work in full context.
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BANNER IMAGE COURTESY OF ISAYA HIGA
Editor’s comment: I love the sense of texture and chaos this photo brings. It was wise to choose black and white to depict this Namibian scene. It allows the viewer to focus on the manmade traces that mark this landscape – distilling the image down into a study of man and environment – and spend more time admiring the photograph. Isaya makes fantastic use of negative space.