Bronze 2022 / Fine Art / Other


  • Photographer
    Dominic Blewett
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Fine Art/Other

These works are a meditation on the environmental threat humanity faces. As temperatures rise and the ice caps regulating our climate melt, extreme weather becomes more frequent and the precariousness of life on this planet is painfully evident. While the images reveal the shape of the boats beneath, they also bring to mind icebergs. This dichotomy - vessels that could provide escape resembling the natural objects that could destroy them - raises questions about whether impending disaster may contain the seeds of our survival, or if our attempts at mere survival might lead to destruction.

Dominic Blewett is a photographer from the UK. He has lived and worked in ten cities on four continents, and is now based in Montreal, Canada. Using aesthetically minimal concepts and a mix of digital and analogue photographic processes, Dominic’s current work focuses on the resilience of nature, and the fragility of humanity in the face of large-scale environmental change. His photos have featured in exhibitions in Hanoi, Barcelona, and Berlin. In 2016, Dominic was awarded a grant by the European Journalism Centre to document water issues in Bangladesh.