Project Description

“CIVILISATION” – Announcing the winners

We’re delighted to present the results of Life Framer edition II’s tenth theme! For this theme – CIVILISATION – we asked you to explore the lived-in world – people, cultures, societies. It was an invitation to show us the insights of this world from your own perspective, and was judged by the inimitable Simon Roberts.

Simon Roberts is a British photographic artist whose work deals with our relationship with landscape and notions of identity and belonging. He is a member of the European photographic collective POC. He has published three critically acclaimed monographs, notably We English – voted as one of the best photography books of the past decade by Martin Parr. He said of the selection – “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”.

You can discover the winning images below and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter. Congratulations to all the talented photographers featured and thank you all for your support.

“Civilisation isn’t a thing that you build and then there it is, you have it forever. It needs to be built constantly, recreated daily…”. Here we freeze it, just for a moment…

All images © the photographer.