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Landmarks

  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture/Others Architecture
  • Photographer
    Swen Bernitz

Landmarks is a conceptual documentation of architectural art objects on former mining dumps in the Ruhr area of Germany. The area has been significantly impacted by industrialisation and mining over the last 200 years. As the coal was extracted from underground, inevitably the surrounding rock was also mined. This waste rock was largely unsaleable and so most of it was dumped, creating artificial hills in an otherwise flat landscape. Through a process of rewilding, and the erection of a number of installations, some of these piles of slag and rubble have become unlikely tourist attractions.

Born 1970 in Berlin (East). Self-taught photographer, since 2008 documentary long-term projects on the topics of built environment, urban landscapes and modern urban development.

Awards - Shortlist Architecture “Sony World Photography Awards 2020”
- Shortlist “The Wall Gallery Photography Awards 2020”
- Nomination “Art Award AOK Nordost 2020”
- Longlist “Aesthetica Art Prize 2020”
- Winner Architecture “Annual Photography Awards 2019” - APA Architectural Photographer of the Year 2019
- Winner Architecture & Interiors “14th Pollux Award's Professional Section 2019”
- Finalist Fine Art “Vision Excellence Awards 2019”
- Nominee Landscape “International Photography Grant 2019”
- Nominee Architectural “14th Annual Black & White Spider Awards 2019”
- Honorable Mention Architecture “International Photography Awards 2019”
- Shortlist Free Choice / Conceptual “Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2019“
- Finalist Photolucida “Critical Mass 2019” & Shortlist GUP Publication Award
- Finalist 15th Schömberg Autumn Festival 2019
- Finalist Architecture One Eyeland “World’s Top 10 Black & White Photo Contest 2019”
- Highly Recommended at European Architectural Photography Prize 2019 “Joyful Architecture”
- Juror’s Selection at New York Center for Photographic Art “Black & White 2018”