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THEME #09

ANIMAL

Winners

2020FEB

GRAND PRIX

Statement

Swan Lake

The line between dreams and reality is always blurred, and that blurred line is what allows us to see dreams.

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RIE YAMAMOTO

1983 Born in Ishinomaki, Miyagi
2011 Solo Exhibition “WANDERER” minimal gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Lived in London, Paris and traveled over 70 countries

Jury selection

When grace meets witty…., ’Swan Lake’ by Rie Yamamoto pushes all the right buttons. Buildings in the shape of animals. Yes please. Here we see a swan boat drifting in a beautiful surrounding. It cannot beat the elegance and gracefulness of the real swan that is swimming by, or can it? When you look at this picture you might start to wonder. The swan in front does not seem to be paying attention to the one in the back. Did it see this man-made version? Is it annoyed, embarrassed because of it? Desperate to get away from this foolish doppelgänger? Or is it all in the eye of the beholder? I cannot get enough of this photo.

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THEME #09 ANIMAL

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