International Photography Award

International Photography Award

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International Photography Awards Announces Category Winners of the 2015 Competition!

This year, The International Photography Awards received 17745 of submissions from over 165 countries, and is pleased to declare that Alexandra Gibson was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Art - Nudes for the winning entry For Consumption Only.

ABOUT Alexandra Gibson
"I met Alexandra in 2008 and one of the first things I noticed while reviewing of her portfolio was that she has a very original vision. Alexandra is a woman of deep personal and artistic integrity... In her personal work, Alexandra investigates her own relationship to the physical universe - whatever that universe might be. She tells her story through the different people she meets in her own particular world. The people she photographs move through a unique space - sometimes bizarre, sometimes beautiful - always layered with deep psychological undertones." -Mary Ellen Mark

Alexandra Gibson is a photographer with a background in both art photography and journalism. Her images carry a strong sense of personal and editorial narrative with an eye for the surreal. Her current style represents a cross-fertilization of social realism, erotica, and spirituality. The ongoing series she is working on "The Collective Dream" is being shot in eleven countries in five years with an anticipated exhibition opening with ArtistMuse Fall 2015. This series addresses anonymity - an increasingly rare human experience and the idea that our souls are the intangible breathe of life that allow us to share in a collective dream. With the photographic medium the series shows the innate interaction of the spiritual world and the physical. The sacred is found in each environment by obscuring the immediate personality of the subject to elevate the visual dialogue between spirit and terrain while each muse is behind a blank white mask, the spirit within. Gibson has exhibited in the USA, Mexico, and Canada. Her most recent solo exhibitions have been at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles & Skotia Gallery in Culver City. In 2013 Advocate and Gochis Galleries did a 15 year retrospective of her work in their two galleries. LA Weekly on For Consumption Only series: "Macabre at first glance but more intensely revealing with thoughtful scrutiny, the exhibit's photos pair live female forms with their deceased porcine counterparts in such a way that the two become indistinguishable. The monochromatic backdrop of the fully functioning slaughterhouse dramatically highlights the realist flesh tones of both hog and human. Occasional motions in her models, shown by trailing photographic ghosts, inform the viewer that her human subjects are very much alive amid stagnant piles of death. It's raw sexuality juxtaposed with unsettling morbidity."

Contact
Alexandra Gibson
photogibson@gmail.com
www.alexandragibsonphotography.com

About the International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The awards includes a Lucie Statue and cash prizes totaling over $20,000, exhibition and publication opportunities. IPA

About the Lucie Awards
The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The honorees are pre-announced months before the Lucie Awards. The Lucie Awards are a signature program of Lucie Foundation. Lucie Awards

IPA Contact:
Hannah Lillethun
Program Director, International Photography Awards
hannah@iawardsinc.com