Bronze 2022 / Fine Art / Other

Flotilla

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

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 is a photographer from the UK, now based in Montreal, Canada. His work has appeared in Vice, The Wire, Die Zeit, The Lancet, HackSpace, De Correspondent, El PaĆ­s, BuzzFeed, and The Word, among others. His clients include UNICEF, Caritas, WWF, The International Peace Foundation, Abbott Global, Ports 1961, Huawei, Mercedes-Benz, and Google Play. 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.