Honorable Mention / 2020 / Fine Art / Other

Im Dunkeln

  • Photographer
    Claudio Ahlers

With my project IM DUNKELN - In Darkness - I wanted to convey a sense of otherworldliness: portraits of souls from another realm. Not ghosts but portraits of us, of that which is removed from the tangible world of our experiences of self, often beyond words and comprehension: looking out but neither here nor there.

Existing in an un-named place that offers protection from the gaze of those who notice us, free to be how we believe we really are and yet imprisoned in our reclusive escape.

I feel that this photograph has a new resonance in the current world of isolation we live through.

Originally from Hamburg, Germany I now work and live in Bristol, England. In my practice I concentrate on fine art nude, portraiture and street photography.

I regularly show my photographs at exhibitions and have been exhibited in Bristol, London and Tokyo.

This summer I am taking a selection of prints from my series "Im Dunkeln" to Berlin and six photographs from this project will also be published by fine art nude photography annual THE OPERA in June.

In addition to my studio and street work I also have frequent artist residencies where I invite the public to get involved in the photographic process at a specific site.

My next project entitled "Out of the River of Time" will take place from 14. - 18. June 2016 at SPACE, Bristol.

Awards Honourable Mention - PX3 2019

Two Honourable Mentions - International Photography Awards One Shot Street Contest

Honourable Mention - Moscow International Photography Awards 2018

Special Mention, - Art Though The Lens 2016, The Yeiser Arts Centre, Paducah, Kentucky, USA