The Moscow International Foto Awards has announced the winners in its 2020 photography competition in both Professional and Student divisions.
According to a press statement from MIFA “After evaluating all the outstanding entries received in this year’s competition, the Jury selected Isabella Tabacchi for her work “Kamchatka: to The Abyss of The Earth” as the 2020 “Photographer of the Year” award—the top prize in the Professional division, and Karoline Schneider for her work “Pears In The Afternoon” as the “New Talent of the Year”—the top prize in the Student/Amateur division.
Isabella said she visited the Kamchatka peninsula, a land in the far east of Russia. she said her purpose was to discover a natural scenery that, except for some little towns and the city Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskij, is totally made of pristine nature, forests and huge volcanoes.
The works of Karoline are a series of portraits rendered in black and white, and shows a deep understanding of the interpretation of the human soul, created between 2010 and 2018. Karoline said, ‘My artistic focus is on the portrait in the broadest sense: I’m always looking for the special quality of my subject, whether person, prop or situation. For me, it is not about the portrait of an individual, it’s about the individual portrait of the audience itself’.
Karoline uses wet plate photography to develop her artistic imagery, its an old photographic process which simulate the painting process. Karoline is an all round artist, and her drawings are fantastic, she is on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/karoline.schneider.berlin/