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International photography awards 2016: Hydroseeded woods [Photography]


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This year, The International Photography Awards received 17032 of submissions from over 162 countries, and is pleased to declare that Mark Purdom was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Art - Landscape for the winning entry Hydroseeded Woods, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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.
Artist Statement: The photographs in the series From Certainty to Doubt explore notions of mankind’s relationship with nature. The work examines some of nature’s fundamental survival strategies – mimicry, camouflage, and deception and how humans have adapted these strategies in their lives. The series Hydroseeded Woods is a vivid example of humans mimicking the natural process of plant growth and regeneration by adopting a technique known as Hydroseeding. This method adds a concoction of seeds that may or may not grow naturally in the location to slurry, which includes fertiliser, tackifyng agents, fibre mulch and dyes. The resulting seed mat usurps the natural growing process, increasing germination and plant development by 300%.

Item Type: Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
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Uncontrolled Keywords: International Photography, from certainty to doubt, Awards 2016, IPA, digital photographs, , photography, mark purdom, camouflage, mimicry, Hydroseeding, Hydroseeded woods, ecology, nature, woods
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Mark Purdom
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 19:57
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 04:26

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