Monovisions Awards 2019

Veselin Atanasov: The busy train station

Veselin Atanasov: The busy train station

The busy train station of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, in early January just before Istema 2018 when people from all over the world coming to join on festival. At this festival coming so many people that the arriving trains are crowded and many passengers travel on the roofs of the trains and there is a great bustle at the station.…
Vincent de WILDE d’ESTMAEL: Ads and Street Art in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Vincent de WILDE d’ESTMAEL: Ads and Street Art in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This series of photographs taken on the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, explore the unintentional interaction between the people caught in their daily activities and modern advertising boards or street art. Behind the humour of some situations, they point at social inequalities. The photographs emphasise the high contrast between modern and traditional life, Western and Asian perspectives, luxury and simplicity,…
Marina Kazakova: The poetics of childhood

Marina Kazakova: The poetics of childhood

The concept of the series is expressed in a mental journey through intimate visions of private life showing how often stories that worth to be told are very close to us. The poetics of childhood: boundless sensuality, confidence and a huge need for love, perhaps more than in any other period of life. Marina Kazakova was born in Soviet Union…
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan: Salt

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan: Salt

Global warming seems to have more severe impact on certain countries than others because of the way it affects the world climate. An immediate effect of global warming is the increased natural disasters like storm surge and flood, while sea level rise is a slow, yet inevitable process. Bangladesh, the largest delta of the world is an obvious victim of…
Murat Yazar: Shadows of Kurdistan

Murat Yazar: Shadows of Kurdistan

I was born and raised in a village near the city of Urfa. For us, Kurdish was the language used for communicating, until I went to school. The beginning of my education marked a point that changed my primary language from the language we spoke at home and in my community to the language we spoke in school. It was…
Birgit Neiser: Oman desert

Birgit Neiser: Oman desert

The Sultanate of Oman is one of the driest countries in the world. These may be very harsh conditions, but at the same time it therefore is host to some of the most spectacular deserts in the world. The Empty Quarter and the Wahiba Sands deserts are the best known. Travelling in the desert when you sometimes don´t see any…
Manuela Thames: Trauma

Manuela Thames: Trauma

This self-portrait series aims to explore the themes of brokenness, the struggles of loss and grief, the regrets of past decisions and my personal experiences with generational trauma and mental health struggles. I was raised in Germany by parents who were born in the 1930s and both experienced significant trauma as children and young adults due to World War II.…
Frank Loddenkemper: Rheinkniebrücke

Frank Loddenkemper: Rheinkniebrücke

The Rhine bridges in Düsseldorf are an integral part of the skyline. One of them is the “Kniebrücke” from the 60s. It is a steel cable-stayed bridge whose access ramps were built of concrete. I photographed the bridge laterally in its entirety, as well as from below with its curved driveways. In this way of viewing the lines are particularly…
Timothy Huyck: Powwow – Men’s Dance

Timothy Huyck: Powwow – Men’s Dance

There is tremendous movement and energy in American Indian dance. The men’s dances often tell the story of a battle or a hunt. Timothy Scott Huyck was born in Inglewood, California and spent his early childhood there. A few years after the family moved to San Pedro, California, Huyck discovered photography in high school. He quickly made up his mind…
MonoVisions Black and White Photography Awards 2019 Winners Announced!

MonoVisions Black and White Photography Awards 2019 Winners Announced!

MonoVisions Photography Awards is proud to present the winners of 2019 photo contest, selecting the winning photographs from 2580 entries from across the globe. Swiss photographer Romain Tornay won the single photo category; his entry, titled “Elements”, which captures the “first sunshine following the snowstorm; Iceland”, won the Black & White Photo of the Year 2019, along with a $2000…