Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Landscape

Faded Dreams of Iceland

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    Marc Koegel
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After travelling to Iceland well over a dozen times in the past 10 years, I feel that I have photographed most of the 'obvious' sites and locations. This past summer, I began work on a series of abandoned homes, which can be found scattered all around the island. Each of these represent many lives and I cannot help but be curious about the history of each one. As beautiful as the Icelandic nature and landscape is, the climate is often harsh and unforgiving, and historically it has not been an easy place to live. Photography is about memories, and I hope these photographs keep them alive.

Born in Germany, Marc first went to Canada in 1996 to earn an Economics degree. He has been seriously involved with photography ever since he was given his father's camera and darkroom setup at the age of 12. His black and white long exposure landscapes and architectural photographs have been widely exhibited and have won numerous international awards such as the IPA, PX3, Spider Awards and Epson Pano Awards. Marc also teaches workshops around the world.

Awards I have won several international awards including Gold from PX3, IPA, Epson Pano Awards, ND Awards, Spider Awards, Moscow Photo Awards and Critical Mass. My photography has been exhibited in 50+ exhibitions in Vancouver and internationally.