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Dystopia

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Petri Damstén

After retiring I have put lot of my feelings to my photographs. This
has been very therapeutic. When making this series I went through
my psychical journey by picturing it as an dystopian society. Small
human facing faceless society was an easy role to play. I have
taken lot of self portraits so it was obvious that I play the role of a
'human' in these pictures myself. When looking at the world now
days pictures also work in a bigger scale and not just as a one
man's battle inside his head.

Retired computer engineer creating images as a therapy. During the past retirement days making pictures has become a very important part of my life.

Awards 2019 ND Awards – 2 x Honorable Mention
2019 Budapest International Foto Awards – Honorable Mention
2019 12th International Color Awards – Nominee
2019 One Eyeland Awards 2018 – Bronze
2018 int’l photography awards – Honorable Mention
2018 Moscow International Foto Awards – Silver
2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards – Honorable Mention
2018 Trierenberg Super Circuit – Silver
2018 11th International Color Awards – Nominee & Honorable Mention
2018 International Photographer of the Year – 2 x Honorable Mention
2018 One Eyeland Awards 2017 – Bronze
2017 ND Awards – Bronze Star, Honorable Mention
2017 Photographic Society of America – Color Image of the Year 2016
2017 Fine Art Photography Awards – Nominee
2017 10th International Color Awards – Nominee & Honorable Mention
2016 Fotofinlandia finalist
2016 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Gold
2016 Photographic Society of America – Color Image of the Year 2015
2016 FIAP Blue Pin (Best Author), This is life 3rd International Digital salon of Photography
2016 int’l photography awards – Honorable Mention
2016 Moscow International Foto Awards – 2 x Honorable Mention
2016 Trierenberg Super Circuit – Bronze
2016 FIAP Blue Pin (Best Author), 1st International Salon of Art Photo – Moldova Circle
2015 Al-Thani Grand Prix Award for Photography – Al-Thani Gold Medal
2014 Trierenberg Super Circuit – Gold Medal of Excellence