Finalists for the 2016 Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photograph
By now you probably know that Tom Kiefer is the recipient of the 2016 Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography. What you don’t know is how challenging that choice was for the editorial team. Here is an image and comment from the 12 finalists to show the quality of the work we had to choose from. I hope you will visit their websites and engage with these fine photographers.
“ ‘A Land Between’ explores the edge space of the San Francisco Bay; a space of conflict between humans and nature, the past and future, and the things that often go unseen.”
From quaint and forgotten to bizarre and outlandish, humanity’s un/familiar leave-behinds naturally beckon my curiosity; these disparate and anachronistic objects ultimately reflect social desires and tell inextricable tales from a bygone area.
This work explores the entire length of the U.S. Gulf Coast and the way its varied history, economics, environment and culture intertwine to reveal a simultaneous reverence and abuse of its natural resources.