Ryczek's Trending Photograph Awarded
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no-image, Ryczek's Trending Photograph Awarded
Marcin Ryczek’s photograph with a viral history, A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow, received the International Fine Art Photography Award in the landscape category. Winners were announced on the 2nd of October.
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Marcin Ryczek, A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow
Marcin Ryczek is an emerging photographer based in Kraków. His freshly awarded photograph had already rounded the globe via social media and press, following publication on his Facebook page Kraków Nieznany / Unknown Kraków. Taken as a snapshot, it strikes as a combination of an immaculately composed art image and a fine example of street photography.
Ryczek describes how the image came into being:
I made this shot off of Grunwaldzki Bridge in Kraków. At first, I saw an unusual contrast painted over nature - white snow and the black of the Vistula River, separated by a neat line of water. This scene reminded me of a yin-yang symbol and that was the initial concept for this image. Through the nature - on a black background appeared white swans and on the white background a black figure, I photographed the moment, admiring this extremely simple and reflective scene.
The International Fine Art Photography Award, co-organized by the de Groot Foundation, is a competition with a mission to celebrate fine-art photography and discover new talent. It aims to promote fresh faces of the medium from all over the world, provide them with an opportunity for a world-wide exposure via exhibitions and press. This year marks the second edition of the contest.
Works by all the winners of the 2013 edition will be on display at the Grand Prix Exhibit taking place at the Salon de la Photo in Paris from the 7th to 11th of November.
Ryczek competed in the Landscape/ Seascape/Nature category with finalists Manuel Cosentino (Italy), Mehrdad Naraghi (Iran), Robin Robinson (U.S.) and Dennis Ramos (U.S.). Other award categories include People/Portraits, Street Photography/Documentary and Abstract.
A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow has earned its maker one award already – in spring 2013, he was honoured with third prize in Grand Press Photo (environment category), a prestigious competition for professional journalist photography, organized by Press magazine.
Source: culture.pl, ed. AM 3.10.2013