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“How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame”

Artist Comments
“A series of images portraying the impact of humankind’s destructive industrial practices on the natural environment. The images portray the terrible beauty of mining’s toxic impact on the land, whilst serving as a reminder of man’s folly.

Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources. This affects global warming, environmental degradation such as ocean acidification, mass extinction and biodiversity loss, creating an ecological crisis, and ecological collapse. Modifying the environment to fit the needs of society is causing severe effects, which become worse as the problem of human overpopulation continues.

The opencast mines of Rio Tinto have been excavated since the 19th century, providing heavy metal ores such as iron, copper, silver and gold. Mountains, valleys and villages have disappeared from the hungry machinery devouring the land implacably, year after year. Giant scars on the landscape have been referred to as otherworldly with terrible hues of blue, green and red. The runoffs from these mines have created an eerie blood red flow in the river, hence the name Tinto. The river flows to the gulf of Cadiz carrying high acidity levels and heavy metals, in effect making this an environment disaster, a toxic reminder of human’s ability to irreversibly destroy the landscape in the name of corporate profits, a legacy of greed for future generations.”





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The Hasselblad Masters is one of the world’s most prestigious professional photographic competitions, giving acclaimed professionals, as well as aspiring newcomers, the chance to make their mark in the world of photography.

Every Hasselblad Masters winner earns the title of ‘Hasselblad Master’. In addition, they receive a brand new Hasselblad medium format camera and are invited to shoot for a collaborative project with Hasselblad. This project is then printed and released in the biennial Hasselblad Masters book.



Founded in 1941, Hasselblad is one of the leading manufacturers of digital medium format cameras and lenses. True to its Scandinavian heritage, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality and extremely high performance. For over half a century, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first landing on the Moon – and helped shape the way we look at the world through genuine photographic artistry. Trusted by NASA and used by some of the greatest photographers in the world, Hasselblad continues to develop products that enable all types of creatives to capture their artistic vision.

Hasselblad’s H and X Camera Systems and their superb range of medium format lenses fuse innovative technology with precision mechanics, delivering exceptional imaging experiences for every sort of photographer. The highly professional H System, with its latest line up of the H6D-50c, H6D-100c and H6D-400c Multi-Shot, offers the ultimate image quality and resolution with 50, 100 and 400-megapixel solutions. The more portable X System easily enables bringing medium format photography outside of the studio with options that include the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera – the X1D-50c – followed by the second generation X1D II 50C. Combining the CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body, Hasselblad’s photographic history is connected, bringing the X, H, and V Systems together in a portable, sleek package.

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Hasselblad is a global brand with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Shenzhen with distributors located throughout the world.


The Hasselblad Masters is one of the world’s most prestigious professional photographic competitions, giving acclaimed professionals, as well as aspiring newcomers, the chance to make their mark in the world of photography.


1st Place Category Winner in the 2020 Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) 

Artist Comments
“I am immensely grateful for being awarded 1st Place Category Winner in the prestigious Budapest International Foto Awards. I feel privileged to have my work showcased alongside such talented and creative artists. Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to the esteemed jury“.



“How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame”

It is my great pleasure to inform you that your submission “How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame”has been selected as a 1st Place Category Winner in the 2020 Budapest International Foto Awards – Congratulations! Hossein Farmani – President and Founder, Farmani Group


Budapest International Foto Awards is an inspirational community that recognizes the power and influence of photography in shaping how we see the world. We are here to nurture creative expression and support photographers who have important stories to share through their images.

BIFA connects professional, amateur and student photographers from around the world with the creative community in Budapest, Hungary, putting them in the spotlight and providing them with a great platform to showcase their work.

Winners are selected by our esteemed jury of photographers and leaders in the photography world and are awarded the BIFA trophy, cash prizes, extensive publicity showcasing their work to a worldwide audience, and much more.

BIFA is managed by Farmani Group, International Awards Inc.


BIFA Jury 2020

Hossein Farmani – The Lucie Awards, IPA
Richard W. Gadd – Weston Gallery
Martin Krystynek – APFSR
Inemesit Etentuk – Artlocator Magazine
Sheena Harvey – BBC Wildlife
Nora Kovats – Dobossy Auction House
Tomas Opitz – TOBE Gallery
Jesper Thomsen – News42 Gallery
Lili Farkas-Zentai – NeighbourART
Milan Racmolnar – Budapest Metropolitan University
Rohit Vohra – APF
Judit Gellèr – Robert Capa Center
Linda Lendvai – Supermarket Gallery
Emese Mucsi – Robert Capa Center
Abel Lin – Art Angle Corporation
Susan Baraz – AtEdge
Sherrie Berger – Photography Consultant
Bea Puskàs – TOBE Gallery
Szabolcs Barakonyi – Freelancer
Domagoj Sever – Freelancer






International Photography Awards (IPA) Jury Top 5 Selection

“As you know, the winners of the 2020 International Photography Award have been selected and can now be viewed on the IPA Winners Gallery.  

This year, for the first time, IPA jurors were also given the opportunity, during the voting process, to select their Top 5 favourite entries, from across all categories and levels that they voted on. It is my pleasure to inform you that your image series has been selected a favourite by one of the Jurors – Congratulations!”

Hossein Farmani – President, IPA


These are visually compelling images. It’s as if Mother Earth is bleeding from our assaults. These are not beautiful images, but haunting and frightening ones. – Stephen Perloff, Editior, The Photo Review


View the International Photo Awards Jury Top 5 Selected Images

How We Bleed The Earth, our Guilt and Shame Jury Top 5 Selection

The entries I saw in the IPA this year were overwhelmingly of a consistently strong quality. Thus the few that stood above the rest had to be truly extraordinary to me. It was gratifying to see such good work and I congratulate those whose vision and imagination were of the highest order. – Stephen Perloff, Editior, The Photo Review



The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

The category winners in both professional and amateur levels, listed below, will compete for IPA’s top two awards, which will be announced at the annual Lucie Awards Gala. The main professional prize is International Photographer of the Year, selected from the 13 professional category winners and earning the coveted Lucie Trophy and a cash prize of $10,000. The 13 category winners in the non-professional/student categories will compete for the title of Discovery of the Year. The winner will also be awarded the Lucie Trophy and $5,000 cash prize.

IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.


Gold Winner in Moscow International Foto Awards 2020

Artist Comments
“I am incredibly honored to be among the winners in the prestigious Moscow International Foto Awards 2020. Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to the esteemed jury who have taken their time to deliberate over such a wide selection of images across so many different genres.”

The Moscow International Photo Awards panel is comprised of an international pool of photography industry professional from photo editors, art directors, art buyers, gallery owners, art directors, curators, publishers and other influential luminaries.

The Judges reviewed each entry based on originality, creativity, excellence of execution and overall impact. Identities of the participants were not revealed to the jury panel to ensure fairness and integrity of the competition.

About Moscow International Foto Awards

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) is a prestigious gathering for international talents in photography. It is an annual competition that serves as a platform to recognize, reward and expose talented professional, non-professional and student photographers on a global scale. Participants from all over the world are encouraged to join the annual Moscow International Foto Awards. MIFA challenges photographers of all levels to grow within their craft and their profession.

The MIFA was created by the people that are behind the glamorous Lucie Awards and the prestigious Paris Photo Prize. It is MIFA’s goal to create an ambitious and comprehensive medium to find the most amazingly talented photographers from all corners of the globe and introduce them to Moscow photography community.


Silver Winner in One Eyeland Awards 2019

Artist Comments
“I am deeply honored to be a among the winners in the One Eyeland Awards 2019. Being in the illustrious company of some of the world’s finest professional photographers is incredibly humbling.

“How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame” image series was awarded 5 Silver Awards in the following categories; Editorial-Environmental, Fine Art-Abstract, Fine Art-Landscape, Nature-Aerial and Nature-Landscape.

Congratulations to all the winners and a heartfelt thanks to the eminent jury who have taken their time to deliberate over such a wide selection of images across so many different genres.”


One Eyeland Winners Gallery

The World’s Largest Photography Awards

In keeping with its mission to showcase the finest work of the finest photographers, One Eyeland the world’s most sought after online gallery for creative images, organized the contest for determining the very best Photographers in the World.


Adam Livesey Executive Creative Director – BBDO New York, USA
Amy Carvajal Executive Creative Director – Wunderman Thompson, USA
Barry Makariou Director – Film & Photography, UK
Cynthia Held Owner – Held & Associates, USA
Glen Wexler Photographer + Director, Los Angeles, California, USA
Isaac Bonnier Senior Creative – ACNE, Sweden
Joel Holtby Partner – Creative Director – Rethink, Canada
Jenny Ehlers Executive Creative Director – The King James Group, South Africa
José Filipe Gomes Creative Lead / Senior Art Director – Innocean Worldwide Europe, Germany
Julio Andery Founder – Lavanderya, Brazil
Mariela Rueda Creative Director – Alma DDB, USA
Rodrigo Nakaza Associate Creative Director – Serviceplan Group Middle East, UAE
Tim Hawkey COO – Area 23, USA
Sharad Haksar Photographer & Founder – One Eyeland, India


13th Annual International Color Awards Winner

Artist Comments
“I am incredibly honored to be among the winners in the 13th Annual International Color Awards. I feel privileged to have my work showcased alongside such talented and creative artists. Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to International Color Awards and the esteemed jury who have taken their time to deliberate over such a wide selection of images across so many different genres.”



International Color Awards – Winner Announcement

LOS ANGELES March 14th, 2020 – Professional photographer Torleif Lie of Norway was presented with four Honorable Mentions and eleven Nominee titles in the 13th Annual International Color Awards at the prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show Saturday, March 14th, 2020. 13h Annual Winners Gallery

The gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

The Jury represented the industry’s biggest names and tastemakers including; Apartheid Museum – Johannesburg, Royal Academy of Art, Center for Contemporary Photography – Melbourne, Preus Museum, Norway, Fotografiska Center – Copenhagen, The Art Channel – London, National Geographic – Washington, DC, Kunstsammlungen & Museen Augsburg – Germany, Galerie Mitterrand – Paris, Whitechapel Gallery – London, Newsweek – New York, OPIOM Gallery – Alpes-Maritimes, Dallas Contemporary – Dallas,  Gallery Kong – Seoul, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence – New York, Cornette de Saint Cyr – Brussels, MOTHER – London, Bonnier Corporation – New York, Maison Margiela – Paris, EVO Films – Los Angeles, Karen Silveira Creative Direction & Brand Strategy – New York, Ralph Lauren – New York, Diesel – New York, Fox Broadcasting Network – Los Angeles and Calvin Klein – Netherlands.

It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,093 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Torleif’s “Chimera”, an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Honorable mention.



International Color Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.



For fourteen years International Color Awards has been committed to bringing you world-class Juries selected from the most influential names in the industry. Annually a new jury pool is created to ensure the program’s reputation for recognizing first-movers, new emerging talent and current trends across the industry. Jury members are selected by exclusive invitation to join the international panel and sent ballots to log on, review the entries and make their nomination selections. Only by having the greatest talent from both sides of the lens do we produce the intoxicating and diverse collections of color photography the program is renowned around the globe for showcasing.

APARTHEID MUSEUM – Johannesburg – Christopher Till, Director
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART – THE HAUGE, Netherlands – Marieke Schoenmakers, President & Director
PREUS MUSEUM – Norway – Hanne Holm-Johnsen, Senior Curator
FOTOGRAFISKA CENTER – Copenhagen – Kristine Kern, Chief Curator / Director
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY – Melbourne – Made Spencer-Castle, Curator / Exhibitions
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Washington – James Wellford, Senior Visual Editor/Producer for Global Issues
KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN & MUSEEN AUGSBURG – Germany – Dr. Thomas Elsen, Director of H2 / Contemporary Art
GALERIE MITTERRAND – Paris – Edward Mitterrand, Artistic Director
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY – London – Christopher Aldgate, Head of Exhibition Design and Production
MAISON MARGIELA – Paris – Jung A Park, Head of Design
NEWSWEEK – New York – Diane Rice, Director of Photography
THE ART CHANNEL – London – Joshua White, Founder
DALLAS CONTEMPORARY – Dallas – Laurie Ann Farrell, Senior Curator – Dallas
CORNETTE DE SAINT CYR – Brussels – Caroline Gentsch, Specialist Contemporary Art
DROGA5 – New York – Juliana Cobb, Group Creative Director
OPIOM GALLERY – Alpes-Maritimes – Eve Janprasert, Director
BBH ASIA PACIFIC – Singapore – Omar Sotomayor Noel, Creative Director
GALLERY KONG – Seoul – Grace K.H. Kong, Founder
KOLLER AUCTIONS – Zurich – Gabriel Mueller, Head of Photography
WUNDERMAN THOMPSON INTELLIGENCE – New York – Emma Chiu, Global Director
MOTHER – London – Kyle Harman-Turner, Creative Director
EVO Films – Los Angeles – Will Newell, Head of Creative
RCHD – Amsterdam – Rachid Naas, Creative & Executive Director
CHIELD GERMANY, Frankfurt – Arnab Biswas, Creative Director
SIERBEELD IMAGEMAKERS – Nijmegen – Ab Sier, Owner
KOLLE REBBE – Hamburg – Savina Mokreva, Senior Art Director
WIEDEN+KENNEDY – Portland – Sara Phillips, Senior Art Director
DUDA – Warsaw – Tiago Pinto, Art Director
UBER – Amsterdam – Michelle Gauci, Creative Director
DIESEL – New York – Nick Rogers, Art Director
ANGIE DAVEY ART ADVISORY – London – Angie Davey, Art Consulting and Advisory
BONNIER CORPORATION – New York – Sean Johnston, Group Creative Director
KAREN SILVERIA CREATIVE DIRECTION & BRAND STRATEGY – New York – Karen Silveira, Executive Creative Director
JOHANNES LEONARDO – New York – Samira Ansari, Group Creative Director
UNCLOUDY & CO – Gothenburg – Andreas Panagiotopoulos, Director & Founder
RALPH LAUREN – New York – David Oscroft, VP, Brand Creative
NBC UNIVERSAL – New York – Kaori Sohma, Creative Director
FOX BROADCASTING NETWORK – Los Angeles – Phil Bates, Art Director, Film, TV & Sports
CALVIN KLEIN – Netherlands – Katarina Pepichova, Creative Producer & Art Buyer
FACEBOOK – San Fransisco – Jenna Livingston, Associate Creative Director
NETFLIX – Los Angeles – Tomasz Opasinski, Creative Lead/Product Imagery Innovation
IKEA – Sweden – Daniel Vaziri, Art Director
FILA – New York – John Lin, Executive Creative Director, VP of Basketball
MINI / BMW GROUP – London – Leo Marks, Global Creative Director

SOURCE International Color Awards

“Anthropogenic” Image Series Shortlisted in London International Creative Competition

Artist Comments
“I am truly honored to be among the 14 Professional Photographers who were shortlisted in the London International Creative Competition 2019. In total 100 design and projects were shortlisted from work across a diverse range of formats, from painting to printmaking and from fashion to photography”.




Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world’s most fresh and progressive talents. Our artists are connected not by conventions, but by qualities. We’re not looking for anything done by-the-book. We’re looking for work that is as visual as it is vital.

The LICC is a way for the visionaries to really stand out from the crowd. We’re here to help cultivate creativity, to help artists push boundaries and break down walls. The LICC isn’t here to plant seeds, but to help them grow. We’re keen to hear from people who look at life a little differently, who fit squares into circles and for whom the ordinary can be truly, truly extraordinary.

We aren’t interested in the Damien Hirsts and Grayson Perrys of the world. We want to hear from new, exciting artists. We want to be the platform introducing unique, extraordinary, but unknown names to an international audience.

The LICC Jury Panel

The LICC jury is made up of of internationally esteemed creatives, curators, gallery owners, writers and other artistic arbiters.

Rebecca McClelland Saatchi & Saatchi / Head of Department Art Production
Peter Frank Riverside Art Museum / Senior Curator
Marcia Fortes Galeria Fortes Vilaça / Director
Knut Ormhaug Bergen Art Museum / Senior Curator
Hossein Farmani Farmani Group / Founder & President
Regis Krampf Krampf Gallery / Director
Thomas Wunsch / Fine art photographer and lecturer
Laurence Gartel Gartel Art / Digital Media Pioneer
Xavier Hufkens Xavier Hufkens Gallery / Owner & Director
Yasmine El Rashidi / Writer/ Curator
Vera Munro Galerie Vera Munro / Owner & Director
Stathis Panagoulis and George Vamvakidis The Breeder / Directors
Sarah Kent / Writer and art critic
Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu Zaha Hadid / Architect
Robert Berman Robert Berman Gallery / Owner
Christian Baun LogoDesign DK / Founder
Lisa Wells Elizabeth Wells Appraisals and Fine Art Services / Owner
Jesper Thomsen Mews42 Gallery / Director
Barbara Polla ANALIX FOREVER / Owner & Director
Alfonso Artiaco Alfonso Artiaco / Founder
Annie Ivanova Studio Ivanova / Executive Director

Signature Collection

Our Signature Collection is designed to be at the very pinnacle of image quality and fine art presentation. We make no compromise in terms of image quality, material or craftsmanship.

Signature Edition photographs are offered in limited edition runs of 150 large-format fine art prints and TruLife Acrylic pieces. Once the edition sells out, there will never be another reprint of that photograph. 

Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection, using only the finest museum-grade art materials in the world, signed, numbered and presented with a unique Certificate of Authenticity. Each Certificate of Authenticity has a unique edition number and is handwritten and signed by the Artist.

“How we Bleed the Earth, our Guilt and Shame”” is offered in two exquisite art mediums; Fujiflex Crystal Archive and the industry-leading gallery quality TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mount.

You can ensure that your chosen art piece will be treasured for generations to come.


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