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"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2010 Leica Newcomer Award Winner ~ Andy Spyra

Andy Spyra is the winner of the Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2010 for his portfolio ‘Kashmir’. The international jury sought to find a series of photographs in which a photographer, under the age of 25 years old, perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary style – creative, groundbreaking and unobtrusive. This award carries on the tradition of Oskar Barnack, inventor of the Leica, whose photography of the floods in Wetzlar in 1920 is now considered the first reportage series shot with a 35 mm still frame camera.

Although this award is given out by Leica, Spyra shot many of these images with a Canon 5D and later a Nikon D700.

  This image is a work of art. It reminds me of  fine-art photographer Joel Peter Witkin's work. Click to enlarge

Check out more of Andy''s work here

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