The Poetic Winning Images of AAP Magazine 30 Shadows
all about photo
May 11, 2023
We're delighted to reveal the names of the 25 talented photographers who won AAP Magazine #30: Shadows. They come from 12 different countries and 5 continents!
Artists pay a lot of attention to light, one of the most crucial elements of a good photograph. But what would light be without shadows?
Shadows are a critical element in photography, helping to create depth, texture, and mood in images. Photographers can use shadows to add a sense of dimensionality and atmosphere to their images, drawing the viewer's eye and creating a more engaging visual experience.
By understanding the importance of shadows in photography and learning how to use them effectively, photographers can elevate their craft and create more compelling and visually stunning images. Whether shooting portraits, landscapes, or still objects, shadows are an essential tool in any photographer's arsenal, enabling them to create images that are both technically sound and aesthetically pleasing.
The poetry of shadows lies in their ability to evoke emotions and tell a story. A simple silhouette of a person walking down a street can capture the essence of loneliness, solitude, or freedom. Shadows can create a sense of drama, mystery, or foreboding, with the shadows of trees or buildings casting ominous patterns on the ground.
Shadows can also be used to create contrast and highlight specific details in an image. By using shadows to obscure certain parts of the image, the viewer's attention is drawn to the illuminated parts, creating a sense of focus and intention. By manipulating the intensity of the shadows, photographers can create a sense of drama or calm, depending on the mood they want to convey.
For this new edition of AAP Magazine, my choices were based on a number of factors: how did the image express the theme? Were "shadows" stated or implied, literal or metaphorical? Did the submitted images make sense as a whole during the final curation process?
The Winner of AAP Magazine 30 Shadows is Anna Biret (Poland/France) with the series ‘The Shadows of the Imagination’
The Second Place Winner is Gianluca Mortarotti (Italy/UK) with the series Distorsions.
The Third Place Winner is Souhayl A (Morocco) with the the series ‘Walking Paris with Love’
The other winners featured in the Merit Award's Gallery are :
Leonor Benito de la lastra (Spain), Christina Carson (USA), Jonathan Banks (UK), Sonia Melnikova-Raich (USA), Omar Ghrayeb (USA), Luca Bernardini (Italy), Nicola Fioravanti (Italy/France), Randall Romano (Canada), Vincenzo Barone (Italy), Ryan Bakerink (USA), Frankie Perez (Canada), Joydeep Deb (India), Wendy Symons (Netherlands), Stig Weston (Canada), Hsuan Chung (USA), Joanne Rojcewicz (USA), Michel Kharoubi (France), George Mayer (Russia), Holger Goehler (Germany), Miguel Ángel Cruz Sanchez (Spain), Patricia Beary (USA) and Mario Baptista (Brazil)..
The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000.
All winners will have their work showcased on All About Photo Winners Gallery, and published in the printed issue of AAP Magazine #30 Shadows.