Matanzas photographer is positioned in international contest

With the proposal “Lost Time”, Cuban Julio César García, an artist whose studio-workshop is located in the city of Matanzas, won second prize in the non-professional documentary book category of the pertinent annual contest held by the International Photography Awards (IPA ).

According to García, “Lost Time” is an interpretation of time that will not return, a creative exercise with my children, and the intention is to continue the series until the children are of legal age, and narrate individual memories that can also be those of many other people”.

He explained that the documentary book presented includes a dozen images and the result encourages him a lot considering that the IPA contest is a very prestigious contest, which broadens the visibility of the work and the connections in the art world.

He reported that in this edition, the jury judged more than 14 thousand applications from 120 countries to select the winners of the categories, that compete to receive the two main prizes of the IPA: Photographer of the Year for the professional categories and Discovery of the Year for the non-professional/student categories.

García commented that one of the snapshots included in the award-winning “Lost Time” will be exhibited starting this Friday at the 23 and 12 Gallery in Havana, as part of the personal exhibition CRÓNICAS, which brings together images of moments from the last three years in Cuba.

At it is explained that the International Photography Awards organize an annual competition for professionals, amateurs and students from all over the world, one of the most ambitious and complete competitions around the world.
IPA is an effort of the Lucie Foundation, a nonprofit charitable foundation with the purpose of honoring master photographers, identifying emerging talent, and promoting an appreciation of photography around the world.(ACN)

Translated by Gabriela Bringas Hernández

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