Pease take a look at the photo essays that were prize winners for the Photography Museum of Humanity awards last year.
Read the article about An Idyllic Picnic in Russia – “Bathed in beautiful light, an ordinary picnic scene becomes magical in front of Frank Herfort’s lens.”Please note how the photographer describes his own photo essay. And see the photo essay here.
“Frank Herfort’s photographs are personal invitations to explore self-contained worlds that startle with rich detail and vibrant color. Based in both Berlin and Moscow, Frank has made exploring the contrasts and contradictions of life in contemporary Russia a central focus of his artistic work. Whether situated in the austere, crumbling remains of Soviet society or the opulent homes of modern Russian oligarchs, the spellbinding results demonstrate a singular talent for documentary storytelling. These immersive environments intrigue with people and riveting places seemingly caught out of both time and context. Frank’s keen eye for stunning settings has been employed by numerous advertisers and he is represented in galleries throughout the world.”