/ 2020 / Fine Art / Landscape

Torii

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Landscape
  • Company
    Håggard Photography
  • Photographer
    Ronny Behnert

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. The presence of a torii is usually the simplest way to identify Shinto shrines.
They are everywhere in Japan, even on the highest mountains and the darkest forests. But the most interesting torii are these ones, who are not easy to find because they stand in the middle of the ocean at the coast of Japan. These hidden torii are the main objects in my series, which I created during my last trip to Japan in 2019.

Ronny Behnert was born in Luckenwalde, a small city in the south of Berlin, Germany. Since 1989 he lives and works in Berlin but during this time he had his second home in Frankfurt am Main and on the island of Sylt too, where he spent two years. 
He has been actively working on photography since January 2007. The award winning photographer founded in 2010 his project “Håggard Photography” and works for various newspapers and magazines but while continuously developing his skills and knowledge, Ronny never wants to give up his amateur spirit. To find himself back in his artworks he tries to spend as much time as it`s possible to explore the world. His recent series and photos from Iceland, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Sweden and Venice have already been published in prestigious photo magazines.

Awards 2020 | Sony Professional Grant, UK
2020 | Nominee, B&W Spider Awards, Fine Art
2020 | Bronze Award, Prix de la Photographie, FRA, Fine Art / Landscape
2020 | 1st Place, Sony World Photography Awards, UK, Landscape
2020 | Nominee, Int. Color Awards, L.A., Fine Art
2020 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Architecture
2020 | Finalist, Sony World Photography Awards, UK, Landscape
2019 | 1st Place, Int. Photo Awards, USA, Fine Art / Landscape
2019 | Nominee, B&W Spider Awards, Architecture / Fine Art
2019 | Silver Award, Tokyo Int. Photo Awards, JPN, Fine Art
2018 | Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards, UK, Architecture / Fine Art
2018 | 2nd Place „Photo of the Year“, Foto Meyer, GER
2017 | Shortlist, Felix Schoeller Photoaward, GER, Landscape / Nature
2017 | 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Landscape
2017 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, Monochrome Awards, UK, Architecture
2016 | Honorable Mention, ND Awards, Landscape / Fine Art
2016 | Nominee, B&W Spider Awards, Architecture
2016 | Silver Award, Epson Pano Awards, AUS, Open Built Environment
2016 | Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards, UK, Architecture / Panorama
2016 | 1st Place, Photo of the Year 2015, Foto Meyer / Sony, GER
2015 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER
2015 | 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Architecture
2015 | Finalist, Europ. Professional Photographer of the Year Award
2014 | Gold Star Award, ND Awards, Architecture
2014 | Nominee, B&W Spider Awards, Architecture / Fine Art
2014 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, B&W
2014 | Gold medal, Trierenberg Super Circuit, AUT, Architecture
2012 | 3rd Place, Vanguard Photo contest, Long exposures
2012 | 1st Place, Brennpunkt Mag., GER, Black & White
2012 | 1st Place, Dig. Photography Mag./Fotocommunity, GER, High Key
2010 | Silver medal, German Association for Photography, Nature