Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Landscape

A Sense of Place - Imprints of Iceland

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    Charlotta Hauksdottir
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These composite landscapes are a re-creation of places from an estranged homeland. They include hand cut photographs arranged in fingerprint patterns as well as abstract landscapes where multiple photographs with variable cutouts are layered together imitating landforms that have formed over time. The resulting images speak to the effects between man and nature, as well as the imperfections of memory, inducing the viewer to draw on their own experiences to complete the work. Also, by utilizing fingerprint textures, they speak to our responsibility for our impressions upon nature.

Charlotta María Hauksdóttir is an Icelandic artist based in California. Residing in the USA for over 18 years, she still draws inspiration from her home country Iceland. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with an MFA in Photography in 2004, and received a BA in Photography from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, Italy, in 1997. Her work has been exhibited around the world, with solo exhibitions in the USA, Russia and Iceland. Her award winning photographs have been published in several magazines and books and her work is part of numerous public and private collections.

Awards 2021

New York Center for Photographic Art "Abstract 2020-21", 2nd place

Lensculture Art Photography Awards, Juror’s pick


International Photography Awards, Honorable mention

15th Pollux Awards, Honorable mention

2020 San Francisco Bay International Photo Awards, 3rd place

Distinction, 23rd Juried Photography Exhibition, Photographic Center Northwest, Honorable mention

Tokyo International Photography Competition - 7th Edition, Winner


Tokyo International Foto Awards, Honorable mention

2019 San Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition, Gold award winner


ND Awards, Honorable mention

International Photography Awards, Honorable mention

Photolucida Critical Mass, Top 50

London International Creative Competition, Honorable mention

2018 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, 3rd place


Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2017, Finalist

The Art of Living Photography Show, ACCI Gallery, Gallery Award Winner


11th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Jurors Award

Family Portraits, Richmond Art Center, Jurors Award