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UN-IDENTIFIED is a series about the belief in alien species. It is based on a personal experience I had at the age of 10 which triggered my passion for the subject and the curiosity to understand the psychology behind. The idea for the series started after visiting the International UFO Congress in Phoenix, Arizona in 2017. I was impressed by the multitude of people attracted to this event and the secrecy surrounding the theme. The book is a compilation of stories as told by the believers and contains also archive material. It is made in collaboration with Hydra, an editorial in Mexico City.
Annick Donkers is a documentary photographer from Antwerp, Belgium. After obtaining a Masters’ degree in Psychology, she decided to specialize in photography. She has received a grant from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008 and was selected to participate in the 2008 Seminar on Contemporary Photography at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. Her work has been published internationally (VICE, All About Photo, Phases Magazine, Yet Magazine, Dodho Magazine amongst others) and has been exhibited internationally. She works in Antwerp and Mexico City.
Awards She was one of the winners at the Survival International Competition (UK - 2015), won an award at the San José Photo Festival (Uruguay - 2016), the Sony Awards (UK - 2016), the MIFA awards (Russia - 2016), the IPA awards (USA - 2016), the TIFA awards (Japan - 2016), received an honorable mention at the Px3 Prix de la Photo (France - 2016), was selected at Latin American Photography vol.5/vol.6/vol.7 (USA - 2016-2017-2018) and for the cover of Dodho magazine (Spain - 2016). She was on the Shortlist for the Kolga Awards (Georgia – 2017) and Athens Photofestival (Greece - 2017), received the Premio Pedro Meyer at the Contest for Contemporary Photography (Mexico - 2017), an honorable mention at ND Awards and Chromatic Awards (2017), was the winner of the 2017 Color Prize of Dodho Magazine and the IPOTY Awards (2018), selected at Addis Fotofest (Ethiopia - 2018), Fotofestival Pelt (Belgium - 2019), Shortlist Belfast Photofestival (Ireland - 2019), Shortlist Solo Expo PHest via PHmuseum (UK - 2019), Nomination International Color Awards (USA - 2019), Selection Athens Photofestival (Greece – 2019), Selection Women Grant via Phmuseum(UK – 2019), Nomination International Photography Grant (2019), Selection Addis Fotofest (Ethiopia – 2020), Nomination International Color Awards (USA – 2020). Nomination C/O Berlin Awards (Germany – 2021), Honorable mention IPA awards “One shot Pandemic” (USA – 2021), Honorable mention International Color Awards (USA – 2022 + 2023), Selection “Night of the Year” at Rencontres d’Arles (France – 2023).