“THE HUMAN BODY” – Announcing the winners
We’re delighted to present the results of Life Framer edition II’s eleventh and penultimate theme – THE HUMAN BODY. For this theme we asked you to explore the human body – from the head to the toes; its aesthetics, its flaws, its quirks and diversity. We asked you to capture our human bodies, and human nature…. It was judged by the brilliant Alison Morley.
Alison Morley is the Chair of the Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography – the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography. She writes for magazines and books, and has lectured and led workshops around the world. She serves on the nominating committee for World Press Photos.
“The human body is the best picture of the human soul”. Let’s see some of those pictures…
All images © the photographer.
First Prize: Ebony Finck
“The old man’s frail back in the white wispy air, almost ghostly is a striking image of the fragility of life. He is so thin, head bowed —all the issues of aging and dying come to life through the great use of light, color, angle and composition. The gesture of the hand on the bed with his watch on implies an attempt to get up – to rise above all the suffering of aging. That arm makes all the difference in the image. It creates a provocative juxtaposition between the symbol of a bed and a watch – a pillow and an arm. It’s a terribly sad, fragile moment. The photograph faces the issue of body in a large provocative way. You can almost envision the before and after frames.” – Alison Morley
Second Prize: Anton Caro
“The Mollat photograph of the couple looking at skeletons in the window captures your attention right away. One can’t resist peering as deeply as the couple to realize more. What is in that window beyond the funny skeletons? It creates a second layer to the image that allows one to ask questions that may not be answered but compels one to further explore the possibilities in one’s own mind. It is sardonic yet funny and allows one to ponder the vastness of human life. It reminds me of a Cartier-Bresson moment- decisive, a bit of luck and a great intuition! Congratulations on nailing it.” – Alison Morley
Third Prize: Livio Morabito
“It is hard to resist the statue covered in cloth because of how magical the color of the tarp, the trees and the fence are working together. It of course reminds me of the Berenice Abbott photograph that was in B&W but this backed-off position the photographer has taken is very different. There is a reverence for the statue and for the moment. It all comes together quite cleverly – it looks easy but takes a considered eye to put that all together. The trees have a wondrous hue to them. Nicely done.” – Alison Morley
Winning photographers: Ali Kate Cherkis, Roshan Adhihetty, Jenny Boot, Maria Hibou, Allyson Pinon, Lindsay Keys, Xu Guanyu, Nicolas Dassler, Justine Tjallinks, Anouck Asathal, Kyle Zeto, Philippe du Crest, Ian Pettigrew, Jeff Downer, Tadas Cerniauskas, Patricia Voulgaris, Alejandra Fanch.
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