Kimberley Popoff FIRST PLACE AWARD WINNER Artist Statement: Since 2020 and the arrival of COVID-19, I have tried to connect with nature, walking about the neighbourhood with my camera, noticing small things that I would have once passed by. This piece illustrates the connectedness and importance of spiders in our ecosystem; bees get all the glory, but the role of spiders is vital as well.
Smoker passing through light
Gabriel Chiarelli SECOND PLACE AWARD WINNER Artist Statement: The smoker is frozen mid-step while passing through a bright sliver of sunlight between buildings. The shapes of the city create the light, and the shadow the man casts forms a symmetry that combines with the light to create a new shape, joining the two.
Arc de Triomphe
Timothy Story THIRD PLACE AWARD WINNER Artist Statement: Looking down from the top of the Arc de Triomphe monument stairwell at the 350 steps made for a dark graphic image of the walk ahead. The lighting was very dim making for an old style moody B&W image.
Teneshia Samuel HONOURABLE MENTION AWARD WINNER Artist Statement: Laid within us is a cartography of consciousness awaiting our exploration and investigation. Textured by distance and depth, peaks and pits, valleys and height, the space of the mind is marked by light and dark and toned by gradations of grey. Our mobility is bound by the intention of the mind. It is our responsibility to choose our perspective from the stark realities before us and navigate the shadows in between negative and positive space. With open awareness, our journey is lit by mindful illumination.