For the thirsty, hungry wildebeests and zebras, the rains cannot come too soon, borne by the wind with ferocity and power. Then their hooves will kick mud on a soggy earth, the ghosts of death will start to recede, starvation chains will break, and destiny will pluck out the survivors.
First Place winner
$500 Cash Prize
Deep in the blue
A beauty that you can not capture. Something you're waiting for, something that makes you nervous, something that you dread. Once there a kind of fear and joy mixes, it is then the time to capture it to remind you later that feeling so strange that you felt at that moment.
Second Place Winner
$300 Cash Prize
Deep in the blue
Portrait of a melancholic male chimpanzee.
Third Place Winner
$200 Cash Prize
Merit Award's Gallery
Sibolangit, SOCP Quarantine Centre, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Serja, an 8-year-old female, sits in a private cage (one of 20 isolation cages) in the quarantine area separated from the other orangutans. The veterinarian has removed a cancerous tumor from her ovaries. For the moment, she is refusing to eat, does not want to see anybody and protects herself by hiding under her blanket.
During my nights, I travel alone in an imaginary world.
I find it there, faithful presence, intense and silent.
The lover moon has the power to make me forget my surroundings, transporting me into this universe of unified colors.
The fervor of its radiance hypnotizes each of my nights, each of our encounters where I easily become her captive.
Le Cotonnier 2616
At the Friday night dance at an outdoor club called "Le Cotonnier" in the West African Village of Bereba, Burkina Faso.
from the series, "Menace"
Monument to a shepherd's favourite yak overlooking the beautiful and desolate Lake called Tso Moriri.
Milva at Umbria Jazz, Perugia - Italy
Ants View 2
African elephants are the most beautiful and largest land animals on Earth. However these elephants will soon become extinct if no proper conservation strategies are implemented.
Animal Instincts, No. 5 (Earthworm)
These photographs are part of an ongoing series, "Animal Instincts", where I observe my young children learn to understand patience and compassion as they interact with nature and wildlife in our backyard. I've chosen to present these three images from the series because they share the literal and figurative subject of the unassuming, yet ever intriguing, backyard worm.
seen a triathlon competition in Duesseldorf (Germany) - captured from a pedestrian bridge
Faceless - Lost in Music
The series "Faceless" shows musicians who lost themselves while playing, singing or rocking the stage. These images were photographerd during the 2017 edition of the Greenfield Festival and Graenichen Apen Air, Switzerland. Only the guitar, the voice, the music and nothing else – Lost in Music.
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Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.