The profitable pictures have been unveiled within the 2018 ZEISS Photography Awards, with Belgian photographer Nick Hannes scooping the highest prize in a contest that included 90,000 submissions from over 140 nations across the world.
The profitable sequence is entitled Garden Of Delight, and was captured from 2016 to 2017 over the course of 5 journeys to Dubai. The assortment of pictures examines leisure and consumerism within the nation, and was chosen as the general winner beneath the theme of “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories”. Each was meticulously deliberate, with places starting from a prototype underwater holiday villa to a sub-zero bar in a Dubai shopping center. In the work, the photographer explores concepts round globalization and capitalism, and was praised by the panel of judges for the distinctive character and narrative displayed all through the pictures.
“The winning series stood out because each image captures a real moment and tells a story of its own. And yet they knit together so well to give an overall sense of what life might be like for locals in the metropolis that is Dubai,” stated Jury member Chris Hudson, Art Director, National Geographic Traveller (UK). Talking about his success, Nick Hannes stated, “I am very honoured and grateful to receive this award. ‘Garden of Delight’ is a self-initiated and self-funded project. I am glad I persevered. This recognition proves that it was worth to keep going and dig deep into my subject.”
As the winner of the ZEISS Photography Award, Hannes acquired €12,000 (US$14,676) value of ZEISS lenses and €3000 (US$3669) to cowl travel prices for an additional pictures undertaking. The 2018 ZEISS Photography Award judges additionally acknowledged 9 additional sequence of works by different photographers, and all the work is because of be exhibited at Somerset House London as a part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition from 20 April to six May, 2018.
Now in its third yr, the ZEISS Photography Award is a collaboration between the World Photography Organisation (creators of the Sony World Photography Awards and PHOTOFAIRS ) and ZEISS. The award challenges photographers worldwide to submit a physique of labor addressing a specific theme.