Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Remote Grief

  • Photographer

Vivian with her son besides her, in home quarantine since they were tested covid-19 positive, while watching her husband’s funeral on her phone. He passed away after non-recoverable covid-19 complications.
The service is streamed live by her daughter, in the cemetery, the only member of the family not affected by the virus and the only one allowed to physically attend the service due to social distancing restrictions.

Although a Civil Engineer by profession, I turned out as an amateur travel photographer having traveled to numerous countries around the world such as Ethiopia, India, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Cote d'Ivoire, China, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Mali, Benin, Haiti, Cuba etc. My main goal is to capture the uniqueness of the local cultures and the life of the people in the most remote places of our world. Currently studying Anthropology of Religions at UCLA.

Awards My pictures have been awarded multiple awards in many prestigious photo competitions and have been published in many books and magazines.
1st place, IPA awards
Discovery of the Year, Finalist, IPA awards
1st place, Chromatic Awards
Travel Photographer of the Year, Judges Choice
56 Honorable Mentions, IPA awards
Masters Cup, Honorable Mentions, Nominee
Exposure Awards, Finalist
Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Finalist
ND Awards, Honorable Mention
Global Photo Travel Contest, Honorable Mentions