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Bronze in Nature/Flowers
University of Zagreb
Maja Strgar Kurecic
These photos are from my Floating Garden project in which I tried to portray the fragile beauty of flowers from my garden. To emphasize the gentle and decaying forms and structures I photographed them through the aqueous medium. Besides the obvious reality – textures, shapes, colors and the composition – these motives have the emotional aspect. They represent my thoughts about the transience of life, beauty, youth, aging…
I am a fine art photographer and an Associate Professor of photography at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia. I have been involved in photography for over 25 years. At the beginning of my career, I was engaged mostly in advertising and reportage photography. The last few years I devoted to projects that fall within the field of abstract photography. I earned international recognition for my recent projects Other Worlds, Escape Landscapes and Floating Garden that won many international awards. I have exhibited photographs on over 50 group and 20 independent exhibitions.
15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, WINNER in the Nature Category, professional selection, for Floating Garden series
6th FAPA - Fine Art Photography Awards - 3rd prize winner in Nature, professional selection for "Floating Garden"
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019 - Gold Winner in Nature Category, professional selection, for series "Floating Garden"
Chromatic Awards 2019 - 2nd Place and Sliver Medal in Abstract Category, professional selection, for "Red in Blue" from "Other Worlds" series
ND Photography Awards 2019 - 1st place and Gold Star Award in Fine Art: Abstract Category for "States of Mind" from "Other Worlds" series, Professional category
Minimalist Photography Awards 2019 - 1st place winner - Abstract Photographer Of The Year for "Other Worlds" series, Professional category
MIFA 2019 Moscow International Foto Awards - Bronze in Architecture-Interiors, Professional category for "Dreaming Escher"
13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award - WINNER in the Architecture & Interiors Category, Professional Selection for „Dreaming Escher“
12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award - WINNER in the Abstract Category, Professional Selection for „Other Worlds“ series