We are thrilled to announce the final selected
photographers of the Fifth Annual Exposure Award.




There is a thing one does when presented with a work of extraordinary beauty. We lean in. We peer deep into the details, attempting to consume, or at least understand the workings of a mind that produces such a clear vision.

This has been our response to the work of Gabriela Torres Ruiz.

Her series of diptychs are intended to suggest a theme of silence. The work evokes both silence and meditation, certainly, but also so much more. The story told within these images is rich with layers. As with all great works, what you see in these photographs is a reflection of your own mind as much as the artist.

When I peer deep into these astonishing images, I see the story of man as nature. These scenes are stark visions of the man-made set in a poetic balance with photos of raw earth. The symmetry is striking. The delicate degradation of the interior spaces is like a softly whispered ode to the long passage of time.

We are all, after all, the stuff of the cosmos. Every man made thing is born, at some point, from the Earth. And in the end, everything we make will eventually return dust.

It is a great honor to present Gabriela Torres Ruiz of Mexico City as the final selected photographer of the Fifth Annual Exposure Awards.






The Exposure Award Grand Prize Winner

Gabriela Torres Ruiz
Mexico City

















The Early Entry Award Winner
Briony Teasel

Nottinghamshire, UK







The Vox Populi Award Winner
Ronny K.









Honorable Mention The Portraiture Collection

Shelly Mosman

Minneapolis, MN





Honorable Mention The Portraiture Collection

Lotta van Droom

Ireland





Honorable Mention The Nature Macro Collection

Eric Hodges

Mill Valley, CA





Honorable Mention The Fashion Collection

David Leslie Anthony

United States





Honorable Mention The Cityscape Collection

Elizabeth Cara

United States





Honorable Mention The Body Collection

Korbinian Vogt

Germany





Honorable Mention The Sky Collection

Hadi Navid






Honorable Mention The Candid/Street Collection

Gergely Szatmari






Honorable Mention The Animal Collection

Jaco Marx

South Africa





Honorable Mention The Architecture Collection

Chris Round

Sydney





Honorable Mention The Documentary Collection

Avishag Shaar-Yashuv

Isreal





Honorable Mention The Nature Micro Collection

Dex Hannon

United Kingdon





Honorable Mention The Dreamers Collection

Paxton Maroney






Honorable Mention The Landscape Collection

Raymond Hoffmann

Iceland





Honorable Mention The Art Collection

Patty Carroll






Honorable Mention The Black and White Collection

Alejandra Gomez-Sarmiento

Spain





Honorable Mention The Interiors Collection

Paula Abreu Pita

Venezuela





Honorable Mention The Travel Collection

Mamdooh Alsaleh

Bahrain





Honorable Mention The Night Collection

Cathy Carter

New Zealand





Honorable Mention The Ultra Color Collection

Alexey Wind

New York





Honorable Mention The Still Life Collection

Giuseppe Pons

Italy







Honorable Mention The Portraiture Collection

Sebastian Palmer






Honorable Mention The Portraiture Collection

Romina Ressia

Argentina





Honorable Mention The Nature Macro Collection

Mattia Bonavida

Italy





Honorable Mention The Fashion Collection

Tak Ju Kwon

South Korea





Honorable Mention The Cityscape Collection

Zhe Zhu

China





Honorable Mention The Body Collection

Joris van der Ploeg






Honorable Mention The Sky Collection

Jason Chatterley

California





Honorable Mention The Candid/Street Collection

Daisuke Takakura

Japan





Honorable Mention The Animal Collection

Joy Hsieh






Honorable Mention The Architecture Collection

John Chakeres

USA





Honorable Mention The Documentary Collection

Corinna Kern

South Africa





Honorable Mention The Nature Micro Collection

Paula Sćiuk

Grand Island, NY





Honorable Mention The Dreamers Collection

Olivier Gschwend






Honorable Mention The Landscape Collection

Pablo Lopez Luz

Mexico City





Honorable Mention The Art Collection

Guia Besana

Paris





Honorable Mention The Black and White Collection

Željko Stevanić

Slovenia





Honorable Mention The Interiors Collection

Austin Irving






Honorable Mention The Travel Collection

Matteo Maurizio Mauro






Honorable Mention The Night Collection

Paul Vlachos






Honorable Mention The Ultra Color Collection

Marcio Cabral

Brazil





Honorable Mention The Still Life Collection

Layla Sailor

Manchester, UK





Honorable Mention The Still Life Collection

Abigail Fenton

United States







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