/ 2016 / Fine Art / Collage

Ice and Fire

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Dina Bova
  • Website

Inspired by the poetry by Robert Frost "Fire and Ice"

"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice."

Where is the line between truth and falsehood? Between illusion and reality? There’s a famous phrase - "Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures".

Truthful fiction is the basis of my creative style. Fiction may not reflect the reality as we know it, yet conveys a deep, accurate and true message.
I draw my inspiration from sources such as Renaissance paintings and allegories. I uses allegories to express her understanding of the world and talk about what's important to me today.

Awards To date, over 100 of artworks were awarded over 400 prizes in 26 countries and gained an appreciation and awards in contests worldwide, such as:

Grand-Prix – 2013 -Nikon International Photo Contest - of 100000 entries from 153 countries, Japan
Grand-Prix – 2012 - PWP - Professional Women Photographers 2012, New-York
Grand-Prix – 2011 - BlinDonkey-Art Prize 2011 - contemporary art competition, Italy
Gold award – 2016 - La-Grande Photo Awards, Paris
Gold award and Silver award – 2014 - PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
Gold award - 2013 - LICC London Creative Competition, London
Gold and Silver awards – 2011 - Julia Margaret Cameron award Fine-art nude category, UK
Gold award and Bronze award – 2011 - PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
Gold award – 2010 - PDN World in Focus– in outdoor scenes category, USA
Gold author – 2010 - Aqüeducte biennial, Barcelona
Silver award – 2016 - PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
2 Silver award – 2016 - portfolio and Architecture – TIFA Tokyo photography contest, Japan
Bronze award – 2015 - PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France
Honor medal - 2010 - Asahi Shimbun 2010 - Japan
Finalist - 2014 - Smithsonian contest –from over 50000 entries from 132 countries, USA
Finalist – 2011 - Hasselblad Masters, Denmark
Certificate of achievement 2013 - granted by the Israeli minister of culture