Havana Times Photo Contest Winners February 14, 2009April 11, 2009 FIRST PRIZE: THE TRUTH CANNOT BY BLOCKADED, by Yosvanny Deya SECOND PRIZE: YESTERDAY’S RAIN, photo by Leandro Valdes SPECIAL MENTION: HAVANA WALL, photo by Janis Wilkins Click on the thumbnails to see all the 16 semifinalists
11 thoughts on “Havana Times Photo Contest Winners”
I love nature so i would have to choose House of Polo Montañez as my favorate. Fantastic picture becasue of the windws.
A wonderful collection, showing how far the medium has gone. In the hands of someone with talent, the camera is every bit as expressive as the palette and brush. I enjoyed both representational and non-representational (e.g. the flags, the wall) fotos. Although I agree with the judges’ decisions, I feel all had artistic merit.
Pam Martin, I’m not sure you would enjoy the film. I have a strange sense of humor. Though I won’t spoil it for you, in case you do rent it, without going into particulars the film has a very, err, unexpected–and dark–ending! The subject matter really has little to do with your refreshing–and positive–photo, save for that wonderful fleeting image of the girl in motion in her red rain poncho.
Michael – I’ll have to rent the film!!
I agree with Marissa – the boy’s expression is priceless! Excellent photography.
I love WOMAN. Great subject and the composition… so dynamic!
wow, that boys face in the shot by the malecon…what an expression!!
Pam Martin’s haunting “Solitude” reminds me of the 1973 thriller, “Don’t Look Now,” where Donald Sutherland constantly pursues what he thinks is the ghost of his (drowned) young daughter–in a red rain slicker–throughout the film.
I like the open window of Polo Montanez’s house. Windows and doors are symbolic of entering into–and exiting out of–life. Polo “went out the window” too soon, but he left us his music.
I love Havana Wall because its intriguing. The image really makes you look within…interesting symbology.
I liked the House of Polo Montañez very much.
I like Plaza at Sunset. Outstanding contrast!
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