/ 2020 / Nature / Sky

Eclipse

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Sky
  • Photographer
    Brooke Holm
  • Credit
    Brooke Holm

In my Eclipse work, time is studied through a series of photographs taken during a rare total eclipse of the Moon in perigee. There is a slow and deliberate observation of the passing of time through the transition of the Earth’s shadow on the lunar surface. The camera and photographer stay still - the shutter is instantaneous as it captures the movement and passage of time. The appearance of the Moon changes throughout this shadow phase, from full, to partial eclipse, to blood red and back again, all within 3 hours and 17 minutes.

Brooke Holm is an Australian/American photographic artist born in California, USA. Her instinctual love for nature, environmental protection, sustainability, conservation and the desire to question the way things are, have largely contributed to her fine art practice and its constant evolution. Brooke is currently based in New York City where she continues to examine the relationship between humans and nature – and to find a voice within the climate crisis we all face.

Awards 2018 – 2nd Prize, The Independent Photographer, Mineral Matter V, Color Theme
2018 – Honorable Mentions, International Photography Awards, Mineral Matter VI and Salt & Sky II, Nature Category
June 2019 (forthcoming) – Selected artist for The Arctic Circle expeditionary residency, Svalbard Norway