2017 Winners – Abstract

Christopher Armstrong

Sydney, Australia

1st Place – Abstract

“I’ve always sought to connect to the viewer though notions of beauty and the sublime and this has continued to shape my image making. I am striving to capture the luminous tones of light, ones that glow and transport. I hope to touch the viewer with simply beauty but also to connect to the history of art making as I reference and am inspired by other practitioners.”

David Redhill

Sydney, Australia

2nd Place – Abstract

“This photo was taken on my first visit to the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany. After absorbing the adjacent museum’s documentation of WW2 horrors, I walked around the concrete stelae of the Holocaust Memorial for a couple of hours, often in tears, criss-crossing the 54 X 87 grid repeatedly while absorbing its meaning and significance. As the sun gradually set, the afternoon shadows rose higher up the Memorial sentinels, with the evening light transforming from a stark, unforgiving exposé to a softer, more compassionate warmth.”

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Lee Jones

Shanghai, China

3rd Place – Abstract

I was at an exhibit viewing an art work with light shining through the spider net and most of people were observing the spiders. There was dust flying in front of the net and captured the dancing particles.

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Honorable Mentions