Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Abstract

Ancient Armor

I love the harmony of sand dunes created by Newton's laws of physics. When I make light float upon the harmonious lines of the dunes, a colorful stream of light transforms Newton’s ‘B&W’ laws into a new animate concept: a new space of colorful combinations and strong emotions ..., human abstractions develop on the inanimate mathematical abstraction.
Ancient Armor is a mute witness recounting stories which are centuries old about bravery, fortitude, honesty as well as about deception, greed, betrayal. Most of nowadays' events and stories are already written on this old armor.

Over the last decades, Marek—a photographer for more than 40 years—has shifted his photographic technique from manual analog B&W to digital color photography. Marek creates a unique photography body of work from their journeys in Death Valley and Abu Dhabi deserts. The sophisticated image processing highlights colorful shapes and pure lines with breathtaking harmony.
Marek has presented solo exhibitions at international venues in Zurich (CH), Bern (CH), Barcelona (ESP), Campione (IT), London (UK), Prague (CZ).

Awards 21sth Pollux Awards (2023), Winner in the Professional – Cityscape category

Winner of the Fotonostrum Magazine Awards, January 2024

20th Pollux Awards (2023), Winner in the Professional – Abstract category

19th Pollux Awards (2023), Winner in the Professional – Abstract category

1st Place IPA 2023, Winner in the Professional – Fine Art, Abstract category

Winner Prague International Art Exhibition 2023 – Photography category

Third Place in the contest Luminosity, New York Center for Photographic Art, 2023

Shortlist RPS IPE 165, 2023

First Place in the contest Wandering Curves, New York Center for Photographic Art, 2021

Jury TOP 5 Selection International Photography Awards 2021

Shortlist Art Gemini Prize 2022, 2021

Silver Awards:
- Neutral Density Photography Awards 2022
- International Photography Awards 2022, 2nd Place
- Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2022
- Budapest International Foto Awards 2021
- Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021
- Moscow International Foto Awards 2021

Bronze Awards:
- Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2022
- Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020

Honorable Mention (Nominee, Finalist, Particular Merit Mention):
ND Awards (2022, 2021), IPA (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020); Siena Creative Awards (2022, 2021); AllAboutPhoto (2022), FAPA (2022, 2021,2020); Px3 (2022, 2021, 2020); APA (2022, 2021, 2020); MIFA (2021); BIFA (2022, 2021); TIFA (2022, 2021, 2020); VIPA (2021); One Eyeland (2020), Photo is Light (2020)