/ 2021 / Nature / Seasons

Winter Fields

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Seasons
  • Photographer
    Sandra Herber

Just before and during the harvest in fall of 2019, heavy rains fell in the southern Prairies and northern Great Plains, forcing farmers to leave some crops to die in the fields, unharvested. This series of minimalist images features those unharvested and now lifeless fields in the snow.

I am an avid, amateur photographer. I work as a librarian in Toronto, Canada but I spend all my free time (and disposable income) photographing in Canada and around the world. . My love of photography started in my teens when my mother gave me her old Pentax Spotmatic and my parents allowed me to set up a black and white darkroom in the basement where I printed a lot of pretty terrible images. Now I enjoy photographing a variety of subjects - particularly remnants of the past - from old, wooden grain elevators on the Canadian Prairies to Mayan ruins in Mexico.

Awards 2019 - Best New Talent of the Year, Prix de la Photographie, Paris
2019 - Gold Medal in Fine Art, Prix de la Photographie, Paris
2019 - Gold Medal in Fine Art, Architecture, Prix de la Photographie, Paris
2018 - Gold Medal, Epson Pano Awards
2017 - 2nd place, International Photography Awards
2016 - Silver Medal, Prix de la Photographie, Paris