Muse Photography Awards – International Competition 2021
Our series, “Rebirth of the Abandoned” was awarded a Silver Medal by the Muse Photography Awards – International Competition 2021 in the category of Fine Art Photography – Nudes.
The series of four images was created in an abandoned church in Havana, Cuba, featuring the model Katarin, a student at the University of Havana and Martial arts athlete. The goal was to convey — through the contrast of strong, youthful beauty and a structure crumbling and surrendering to time — a sense of rebirth and celebration of life…and that the light has not been completely vanquished from this once-revered place. The logistics of the shoot were challenging. Our small team climbed fences, descended steep walls and carefully navigated all manner of debris in the structure. During the shoot we were in the company of hundreds of bats who had taken up residence in the building.
The competition included submissions from 50 countries worldwide, including: United States, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Canada and Ireland. A total of 1,872 entries were submitted. Each image was blind judged, by the Muse jury panel, comprised of distinguished professionals of the international photography scene, evaluated on criteria determined by the merits of Muse Photography Awards. The winners were chosen based on the average scores, provided by the jury members.
About International Awards Associate (IAA)
IAA, established in 2015, is the organizer of Muse Creative Awards, Muse Design Awards, Vega Digital Awards, Vega Student Awards, NYX Marcom Awards, NYX Game Awards, NYX Video Awards, TITAN Business Awards, TITAN Property Awards, LIT Talent Awards, iLuxury Awards, NY Product Awards, New York Photography Awards and Muse Hotel Awards. Its mission is to honor, promote and encourage professional excellence, from industry to industry, internationally and domestically, through award platforms that are industry appropriate. IAA assembled Muse Photography Awards to bring attention to the international business industry and promote their strategies, cultures, and teamwork to the world.
Rebirth of the Abandoned
(Series of Four Images)
Producer: Lís Nuñez | Model: Katarin
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