/ 2021 / Fine Art / Landscape

Weathering Sands

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Landscape
  • Photographer
    Carolyn Cheng

"Weathering Sands" captures the beauty and the tragedy of the world during these unsettling and isolating times. While there are many harmonious water and sand formations, there is also the contrasting turmoil and anxiety illustrated by the bright red, often toxic, algal blooms. From an abstract aerial perspective, I capture the interplay of sand, sediment and algae as it mixes with water. By abstracting vast landscapes with a kind of ethereal intimacy, I explore the feminine sublime in the natural world.

Carolyn Cheng is a contemporary Canadian photographer currently living and working in Toronto, Ontario. Cheng received a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an award-winning artist that has been published in National Geographic and Nikon’s N-Magazine. Cheng has shown at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Ryerson University’s Paul H. Crocker Gallery and her work is held in various private collections.

Awards 2020, Gold, Nature-Landscape, Professional, PX3

2020, Top 101 Photographs of the Year, International Photographer of the Year

2020, 2nd Runner Up, RMG Exposed, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

2019, Silver and Bronze, Nature, Professional, PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris

2019, 5 Honourable Mentions, Aerials and Fine Art Abstract, Professional, International Photography Awards

2018, Top 101 Photographs, International Landscape Photographer of the Year

2018, Amateur Photographer of the Year, One Eyeland