TITLE: "Abandonment and rural death by Covid-19 "
The inadequate transformation of a rural cottage to respond to the challenges of Covid-19. Desolation and sadness captured through the lens of my camera. A contrast of light and shadow, life and mystery, shelves full of empty hopes and desks without notebooks and pens.
Life is only provided by rays of light that penetrate through holes created by time and neglect in the wooden ceilings. A gallery of images made of saints and virgins populate some of the walls, invoking protection and shelter.
Exhausted and tireless, with a soul full of medicines, a nurse or a doctor approaches the sick, empty handed.
Time runs in the makeshift waiting rooms, gloomy and sad, welcoming patients and the sick, hoping that a miracle will come to that wooden cabin.
I want to visually document the health emergency that affects the countryside, portraying a story that in its own way and manner is replicated in different countries of Latin America.
A life story on the edge, at the border of pain and hopelessness, the resistance of each day, where everything, except death, is improvised. The rural world where the virus arrived much earlier and faster than the cure and the organized response. Where medicines, utensils, recipes and doctors like Brutus and Cassius in the work of Tiberius ”are conspicuous by their absence”.
A part of the world where smoke, clouds, daylight and shortages conspire to create a unique landscape that brings the sinister closer and takes us away from everything, and the rest.
A picture of a dead person whose only elements are a sheet that wraps him, a cot that supports him, and a ray of light that protects him. A body that seems embalmed and that remains us, as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer wrote, “so fearful and sad.. that I thought for
AUTHOR: Eduardo Lopez Moreno (Kenya)
I like to travel and encounter the world with its streets and its people, but the part that corresponds to my interest, my vision and philosophy of life. My photos are a look at someone’s world, a journey into their space and their life; an attempt to build a story without affection, as part of a social commitment.
I present different visual stories that intersect in the streets and in their plurality create a certain connection; a new sense. These images can be regard, a hand, a detail or a full scene; a fixed temporality that captures movement. A piece of something that states a vaster space.
17 Honorable mentions, International Photography Awards (2016), USA
1 honorable mention, One Shoot: Climate Change Competition (2017).
Director’s Award 2017, Cartier-Bresson Passporte Prize, Street Photography
First place, International Photography Awards (2017), Social Cause.
Bronze medal, Paris Photo Prize Px3 (2017), Press-Featured Story “Collective Pain”.
First Place, PHOTO+, PDN Faces Photography Contest (2017), New York
6 honorable mentions, Monochrome Photography Awards (2017)
First prize, Smart Arts category, Digital Camera’s Photographer of the Year competition (2017)
Second place, Black and White Photographer of the Year competition (2018), Fujifilm
Winner photo, Black Box Gallery, Black and White Competition (2018), USA.
First place, early Entry winner, PDN, Rangefinder, WPPI, One Life International photography competition (2017)
Aline Smithson Juror’s Selection, New York Center for Photographic Art, ONE Call (2017)
Third place, Digital Camera Photographer of the Year (2018), Character Study
Sony World Photography Awards (2018), ‘Commended’ photo on Portraiture
Silver Medal, Editorial, General News, Tokyo International Photo Awards (2017)
‘Winner Photo Mark of Excellence’, Black and White, ‘I Shot It’ Leica Competition (2018)
Honorable Mention, Mono-Kromatic competition, Minnesota (2018), USA
Third Place, International Photography and Arts Community People and Animals, Zebra Black
and White Competition
Winner 2017, ‘35 Awards – 100 Best Photos of the Year (2017), Black and White category, Moscow
Third place black and white, Best 100 Photographers of the Year (2017), Moscow
Royal Photography Society, short-listed, International Photography Exhibition, London.
Gold in Editorial - Conflict and 1st place winner in Editorial. Moscow International Photo Awards (MIFA)
3rd Place, Event – Social Cause, International Photo Awards (IPA), curated by Catherine Edelman.
Top 20 finalists, FOCUS Photo, l.a. Summer edition (2018), Les Rencontres de la Photography, Arles, France.
National Geographic, Travel Photographer of the Year (2018), Galleries People
First Place, PDN, NY and Photocrowd, London, Photojournalism in Black and White (2018)
Honorable Mention, Neutral Density Photography Awards, Professional (2019)
‘Winner Photo Mark of Excellence’, City, ‘I Shot It’ Leica Competition (2018)
2nd place winner, juror Louise Fedotov, Black and White competition, New York Center for Photographic Art (2018), USA.
American Photography 35 Awards
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