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Meet the Winners: Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017 Compact WINNER

Posted on Fri September 15, 2017 in Photo Exhibitions.

Jenny Stromvoll was awarded WINNER of the Compact Camera Category in the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition. Her image, ‘I’ve got my eye on you’, was taken in Mozambican waters with a Cannon camera.

She recently visited the Underwater Photographer competition photo exhibition at the Chavonnes Battery in Cape Town to view her handiwork.

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Arizona / Mexico Border by Simon Norfolk

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Wed January 18, 2017 in Photo Exhibitions.

A photo by Simon Norfolk depicts a gate at the U.S.-Mexican border. In this night-time image, Norfolk captured the flight of moths in neon light, their trajectory resembling twisted strands of wire. “And what is the light?” Little wonders. “Is it what we think it is? I don’t think the light is even what Americans think it is, not to mention people from impoverished regions in Central America. I think we’re all trying to fly to that light too.” [Myles Little]

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The High Line by Jesse Chehak

Posted on Sat December 10, 2016.

I would say that Jesse Chehak’s image of the High Line park under construction in New York City is the most optimistic. The High Line is a wonderful new part of the city that was partly funded by major donations from wealthy patrons. There are of course many examples of amazing philanthropy going on right now, from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Leonard Lauder. These kinds of “philanthro-capitalists” are a major, and welcome, feature of the new wealthy. [Jon Feinstein]

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The Heavens by Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti

Posted on Sun December 4, 2016 in Photo Exhibitions.

The way I see it is this sort of strong diagonal line created by the edge of the pool, gives a sense of motion, gives a sense of flow of this water as it's about the cascade over, seemingly over the side of a river, with the man in it. Of course that's not going to happen but within the logic of the image, there is risk in this image and the sense of complacency in this guy enjoying himself and easily floating and when you put that within the context of finance, it takes on a new meaning.” Myles Little

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