SEMI FINALIST AIPP Silver lining awards!!!
Yep you read right!! What a way to start the first week of home schooling (Lock down: 2)
With close to 3000 entries in AIPP Silver lining awards I was notified today that one of my entries made it to the top 25 in the category “Isolation” That means I was in the top 10% of all entries!!To top it off, this entry was my favourite of all, one of those entries you fall in love with but not sure if the general public or your peers will feel the same. I was on edge for a few days wondering if it was worth throwing it in but something in my gut said “YES”
The story behind it:
Firstly… Can you see it? That saddened man drowning through this ever so tough year we are experiencing. Can you see yourself? A loved one? A friend? A college? I can. I have seen businesses under immense stress, not knowing if they will pull through the other side, families who have lost their job and not sure if they can put food on the table for their children. People’s personalities changing daily and attacking one another because they’re just not coping. It saddens me to witness some of the sadness Covid-19 has bought with it.
The ” Isolation ” Category’s description was:
Photographs addressing the theme of ‘isolation’
Everything has shrunk this year and we’re still trying to figure out whether isolationism is more a novel lifestyle of limited duration or a whole new way of life. Shuttering our lives goes against human nature but it has provoked us to think differently about how we lead them. How exactly does one portray the concept of “isolated” visually? Tricky, and from recently published evidence in visual media, not easily. We’re hoping this category will challenge many of you to come up with compelling images of isolation, either as problem or solution. Entries don’t have to refer directly to the coronavirus pandemic; it’s the idea we are interested in.
The silver lining awards also had two categories “Creative or Classic”
Creative meant you could utilise the entire available range of digital editing techniques
Classic meant all entries must be derived from a single source file created in-camera.
The “Isolation” category was part of the Classic categories, which I loved as one thing I enjoy is trying to create a story through art work from one single capture, avoiding editing techniques and letting the image speak for itself.
A massive congratulations has to go out to all the entrants for putting yourselves out there! And to the semi finalists… WELL DONE!!! To the AIPP for putting together a wonderful on line platform we could all take part it. Not having our annual State and National awards this year was heartbreaking, but what out awards committee has put together has bought light to some of the darkest days, given us all something to look forward too. The posts I have seen today from those who were lucky enough to finish in the top 10%, the messages from friends saying well done has bought some good out of the tough Covid-19 time, so THANK YOU!
To see more of my Award winning images click here: JACINTA STUDIOS AWARD WINNING IMAGES
You can see all the Semi Finalist AIPP Silver lining awards here… Silver lining awards