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“NIGHT LIFE” – Announcing the winners


We’re delighted to present the results of Life Framer edition II’s ninth theme! For this theme we asked you to show us life at night. From hazy dreams to harsh reality, from hidden, empty streets to the glitz and glamour of the sleepless city.… The photography competition was judged by Gerardo Montiel Klint.

Gerardo Montiel Klint is a key contemporary artist who focuses mainly on staged photography: a vision of the art in both dark and light! In recent years his work has revolved around the dark side of the human mind where our true personality and primal instincts are hidden.

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. Immerse yourself in the sweet delight of an endless night…

All images © the photographer.



First Prize: Nicole de Khors

“Haze: technology as an everyday extension of our lives, with its positive and negative effects. Smartphones seem to have 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. Haze: would we be lost as a multiscreen society? More important than experiencing life, is to share where we are…..loneliness in the era of the spectator and spectacle. An image with many layers of meaning. Haze…” – Gerardo Montiel Klint

Second Prize: Aleksei Kazantsev

“Isolation, presence, absence – non-realisitic and haunting. Landscape and night as a metaphor. Eerie subject. This is a powerful image that reminds me of expressionism cinema, romantic literature, and sci-fi graphic novels, all at the same time. Intertextuality that gives a classic influence as background but reflects a very contemporary context for the social being in this turn of century. There is a very interesting atmosphere and universe created here, and it’s an image that is already stuck on my conscious. I would like to see more images from this photographer.” – Gerardo Montiel Klint

Third Prize: Andrew Salama

“Beginning, climax or end of a whole story in one still image. Narrative, chain of events, mystery, too many questions about what is going on here. No human presence – locations and objects with their own life and destiny. Premonition? Disaster? or a signal? This is a non-conventional cinema-oriented image with an eerie atmosphere. Nightlife as a place for distress and beauty at the same time.” – Gerardo Montiel Klint

Winning photographers: Alex Wong, Roselena Ramistella, Nelum Francesca Caramini, Ivar Wigan, Michael Oliver, Daniele Pasci, Nicholas Widener, Diana Duplakova, Shirren Lim, Dan Giannopoulos, CY Frankel, Arthur Kobin, Marco Maria Zanin, Karen Stentaford, Marcus Van Der Man, Alexia Zuñiga, Kasia Zmokla.

Feedback and comments 

Constructive comments are provided so that photographers who submitted their work can learn to curate their best work and so we can all discover a bit more about photography. This month’s valuable feedback is provided by our guest critic Katherine Oktober Matthews: an American artist working in Amsterdam as a photo editor for GUP magazine; one of the most established magazines in the field of international photography.

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A prestigious jury, 4 international exhibitions and $12000 in prizes.

Photographers retain full and exclusive rights to their submitted work. Entries are judged anonymously so that execution, originality and overall impact shine through.