Monovisions Awards 2017

Olivier Robert: Lakes, from Léman to Biwa

Olivier Robert: Lakes, from Léman to Biwa

This work started on the shores of the Lake Geneva in Switzerland and in France, as I arrived in this region in 1995 and where I still live. My approach consists in using the ‘unintentional aesthetic’ of the man-made objects or structures left alongside the lakes to reveal a personal appreciation of the way these objects and the landscapes answer…
Olga Volodina: Metamorphosis. Black Butterfly

Olga Volodina: Metamorphosis. Black Butterfly

This photo series use symbolism to represent: fragile human consciousness influenced by mass media, hypocrisy of the modern society and an average human, who is forced by the system to spend a precious lifetime either on basic survival needs or excessive consumption. Black and white colors are used to emphasize the edge between good and evil, that humanity is balancing…
Antonio Peinado: Zodiac

Antonio Peinado: Zodiac

This series is a journey through the Zodiac signs, using the female body as a canvas to reflect upon the duality of human nature. Zodiac is a series of works, which were inspired by the myths and gods of the ancient Sumerian civilization which, thanks to the ancient Greeks, are known today as the Zodiac. Although it is subject to…
Paolo Lazzarotti: Poseido Rough Voice

Paolo Lazzarotti: Poseido Rough Voice

Paolo Lazzarotti, he’s 43 and he’s lucky enough to live in a small village very close to some of the finest Italian places like Cinque Terre National Park, Gulf of the Poets, Tuscan countryside and a wild coast line where he took some of his finest and awarded sea shots. He moved his very first steps in Photography when he…
Pietro Baroni: J’ai plus de souvenirs que si j’avais mille ans

Pietro Baroni: J’ai plus de souvenirs que si j’avais mille ans

“I have more memories than if I’d lived a thousand years” wrote Baudelaire. We all have unmentionable, unspeakable thoughts that we ourselves fear. We all have worries and anxieties we want to hide from the others’ sight. Or that we wish they could be seen, to be rescued. These thoughts are so deep and intimate that are not visible to…
Emil Gataullin: Towards the Horizon

Emil Gataullin: Towards the Horizon

This project developed as I visited small suburban towns and villages of Russia. It shows the lives of people, their relationships with each other and the places they live. I take photographs of province places during the several years now. This is my main topic, I would say. I live close to Moscow, but take every single opportunity to go…
Sadegh Souri: Waiting Girls

Sadegh Souri: Waiting Girls

In Iran, death penalty is given to the children for the crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, and armed robbery. According to the Islamic Penal Law, the age when girls are held accountable for their crimes is 9 years old, while the international conventions have banned the death penalty for individuals under 18. Pursuant to the passing of new laws…
Melissa Amber and Ashley Nicole: Woman + Wolf

Melissa Amber and Ashley Nicole: Woman + Wolf

Reclaiming her power within, Woman + Wolf is the exploration into the wild woman archetype, a deep-rooted connection to self, spirit, nature and a woman’s innate wildness: the female psyche mirrored within the wolf. Unfolding, is the unshaken, empowered origins of a woman’s intuition and sacred feral truth. More than connecting archetypes this series reveals a relation into wholeness, connecting…
Anup Shah: The Mara

Anup Shah: The Mara

It was one Sunday morning, a few years ago on the open plains of Mara, that the idea for the body of work in my latest book, ‘The Mara’, was born. I was in the midst of elephants and within touching distance of a couple of them. I felt a primeval sense of being, a connection to a distant past.…
Tomasz Lewandowski: Auschwitz – Ultima Ratio Of The Modern Age

Tomasz Lewandowski: Auschwitz – Ultima Ratio Of The Modern Age

According to a duo of photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, the form of the industrial construction is determined only by its function. The function is also the „legitimacy“ of the existence of these buildings. In other words, when the structure, which is built as an industrial site, loses its original function, it becomes unnecessary and sooner or later will be…
Ofir Barak: Mea shearim – The streets

Ofir Barak: Mea shearim – The streets

Mea Shearim was established in 1874 as the fifth settlement outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Its name is derived from a verse in the weekly Torah portion that was read the week the settlement was founded: “Isaac sowed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundredfold (מאה שערים, Mea Shearim); God had blessed…
Jean-François CANTREL: Camera’s Faces

Jean-François CANTREL: Camera’s Faces

This series is inspired by black and white photographs found in family albums from the fifties and sixties: anonymous portraits taken by my father during his travels. So here are my own strangers, now capturing the photographer, or the viewer. All unified by cameras that have made History. The capture’s instant, the click, is materialised by the movement of the…