Friday, 01 May 2015 09:00

Europe on the move

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They say a picture paints a thousand words, so we've set out to discover what photography might be able to tell us about today's Europe and are pleased to announce the winners of our March / April competition.

With the holiday season just around the corner, we asked E&M readers to show us what our continent looks like when it's on the move. We were prepared for anything from joggers to galloping horses, but in the end it was a more sedate scene, quietly capturing the hustle and bustle of an al fresco evening, which most impressed our judges this time around.

Rynek Rhapsody was taken in Wrocław and praised in particular its attractive blue-yellow colour contrast. The photograper behind the image, US-based Magdalena Noga, will be interviewed on Sixth Sense about her work and invited to contribute a piece of photojournalism to E&M. We are very much looking forward to seeing and hearing more about Magdalena's photographic endeavours; in the meantime, feel free to visit her website.

In a quirk of the anonymous judging process, Magdalena also claimed second place with Miles to Go, a snapshot of commuters crossing the Thames in London. Although it has a very everyday feel to it, the photo stood out for the judges because of its angularity and the almost mirror-like merging of levels that it depicts.

Third place was awarded to Pola Cebulak for Balkan roadtrip with lubencia. The 29-year-old Polish post-doc captured the image while waiting to board the ferry to the Croatian island of Hvar during a tour of South Eastern Europe that also took in Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro. You can find more examples of her work here.

Many congratulations to the winners and a big thank you everyone who took part. But if you missed the competition deadline, not to worry; Europe Through a Lens will be back with a new theme for May / June very soon!

Evening square
 First place: Rynek Rhapsody (Magdalena Noga)
 Second place: Miles to Go (Magdalena Noga)
Car in Croatia
Third place: Balkan roadtrip with lubenica (Pola Cebulak)
Last modified on Friday, 01 May 2015 18:44

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