/ 2016 / Nature / Flowers

Untitled #152

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Flowers
  • Photographer
    Anna Agoston
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This photograph is part of an ongoing master series of black-and-white macro photographs
of plant elements, named "Untitled". All photographs in the series, are taken in nature.
The subject are small, inconsequential and often not noticed or seen, but unique and

The series is abstract in that there is a departure from reality. The black-and-white, the
macro lens, the emphasis on symmetry and on composition: these have the power to distill
certain aspects of the subjects.

Although the medium is photography, I think of my work as sculpture. There is an emphasis
on the architecture, form and texture of the subjects.

The photographic process consists in chiseling away at reality. I remove color, context… I
frame, determine a plane of focus and define details. I work until I give my feelings
form. In doing so I aim to expose what I feel is the essence of my subject.

Anna Agoston, American, British, French, New Zealander, born Levallois-Perret, France, 1971

An architect certified by the French government, Agoston is a graduate of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where she earned the Master in Architecture II degree (MArch II). Her career as an artist began in October, 2013, when she made the first photograph in her "A romantic typology of form", an ongoing master series of 450. In 2016, she started organizing her photographs in unique installations of two to fifty-four photographs to thematize what it means to be female.

Awards AWARDS:
• "PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris" 2016: Bronze Prize : Nature, Flowers (Professional)

• "International Photography Awards 2015":
Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Still Life Category
Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Still Life Category
Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Nature : Flowers Category

• "10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards" 2015:
Nominee in the category of Still Life (Professional)

• "Neutral Density Photography Awards 2015": (two) Honorable Mentions in the category for Fine Art: Abstract (Professional)

• "Fine Art Photography Award" 2015: Fine Art Honorable Mention (Professional)

• "The 7th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers" 2015: Finalist in the category for Still Life and Abstractions

• "Monochrome Awards 2014, International Black-and-White Photography Contest": Honorable Mention in the category of Fine Art Photography

• "Moscow International Fotography Awards – MIFA” 2014:
Honorable Mention, in the category of Abstract Photography