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
The Early Entry Award Winner
The Vox Populi Award Winner