/ 2021 / Nature / Other

The Blue Viper Strikes

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Other
  • Company
    The Art of Travel Medicine
  • Photographer
    Robin Yong

The highly unpredictable and aggressive Blue Viper catches its prey. Found in Indonesia, this venomous, island-dwelling snake is an aggressive predator, with its tendency towards fight over flight making it an intimidating presence in the streets of Bali, where it accounts for one of the most common causes of venomous bites.

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful. For Robin, every photo must look like a movie poster.

Awards Gold, Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017, People - Portrait Category
Best Movie Photo, Avalonia Festival
Best Photo Series, WatchDog Film Festival
Winner 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Best International Documentary Photograph
Winner, Best Photography, Cult Critic Movie Awards
Winner, Best Photography, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Winner, Best Photography, Seal Beach Film Festival 2018
Winner, Hedda Morrison Print Portfolio Competition - Canberra Photographic Society

Silver Award, Australian Professional Photography Awards 2018, Travel Category
Silver Award with Distinction, Australian Institute of Professional Photography AIPP 2018 ACT/ NSW State Awards Travel Category
Silver Award, Australian Institute of Professional Photography AIPP 2018 ACT/ NSW State Awards Travel Category
Silver Award, Australian Institute of Professional Photography AIPP 2018 ACT/ NSW State Awards Portrait Category x 2

Residence Winner, Hellarau Portrait Awards
Remarkable Artwork, Sienna Photo Awards 2018, Fascinating Faces and Characters Category
Nomination Award, 2018 Humanity Photo Awards, Portrait and Costume Category

Finalist, Australian Institute of Professional Photography AIPP 2018 ACT/ NSW State Awards Emerging Photographer of the Year
Finalist, Black + White Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) 2018 x 2
Finalist, European Heritage Photographer of the Year 2018
Finalist, Hamidan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) "The Moment" 2017 Black & White Category
Finalist, Hamidan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) "The Moment" 2017 Portfolio Category
Finalist, Heritage Bank Photographic Awards x 3, Open Color Category

Winner, Human Rights Photo Competition 2017, Australian Human Rights Commission
Winner, Sente Antu Cup International Photography Competition by Global Photography 2017
3rd Prize, Istanbul Photo Awards 2017, Story Portrait Category