Silver 2021 / Editorial / Political (Non-Pro)

Europe, Where Are You Headed?

  • Photographer
    Gabriela Landa
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Political, Bronze in Fine Art/Collage

This Black-and-White photograph connects past, present, and future. It is set to question Europe's path and outlook, in times of migration, pandemic, digital upgrade, and other eco-political decisions to be made. This image blends various layers of time, place and meaning: One layer shows Berlin during the Iron Curtain, while the another portrays the Eiffel Tower in a state of free falling. It is a multiple exposure (in camera, shot in Berlin and Paris) that plays with time and place. An abstract or symbol, it simultaneously seems to have stopped in its tracks, looking out to the future.

Anthropologist, writer, photographer. The author and photographer of the book Transcendent Wisdom of the Maya learned photography with Hartmut Schmidt in Germany and later worked as a TA and printed at the International Center of Photography in New York. Former U.S. correspondent to art magazine Atelier. Exhibitions at German Mission NYC, Arts Club New York, FOCUS-Europa’s 6th Contemporary Art at Plassenburg Germany, Monastery Speinshart in Bavaria, Czech Art at Altes Schloss Bayreuth Germany, and upcoming 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona.