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Honorable Mention / People: Street LifeBACK TO GALLERY
Through his photos Eddy Verloes tries to make time stand still and make us consider the question as to how long we will still be able to enjoy our coasts. The photographer confronts us not only with the insignificance - sometimes even pathos - of man in nature, where he is only a spot in the great whole but, at the same time, he sets his sights on that same spot and his photos raise a gentle or even broad smile on our faces. What, in fact, are we doing here? How do we fritter away our time on this planet? We race past ourselves all year round only to make up the "lost time" in one or another paradise. In some of his photos he exposes the person both literally and figuratively, not to hold him up to ridicule directly, but rather to show how he essentially is. Perhaps nature is the point of light and/or repose in the search for man himself. That is also why you will often find in the photos a lonely runner, cyclist or man out walking (with or without dog) who perhaps brings us to the understanding that the time we spend here is actually no more than a grain of sand in the desert. The only possible solution for survival is for us to connect with each other and with the planet. GET CONNECTED !!! Cause we are one. One world. One consciousness. That is our survival. And only that. Work together and come as one. According to the photographer, the sea is the most suitable place for reflection/connection. There you see the human being in its purest form. The sea and humor create freedom and are, in a manner of photography, inseparably bound with Eddy Verloes.
Eddy Verloes (1959) studied literature, philosophy and arts at the University of Louvain (Belgium). As a photographer, he studied at CVO Louvain (Belgium). Between 2015 and 2022 he has published 5 photo books and has exhibited in several galleries in the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, France, Austria, Greece, Malta, Crete, Hungary, Serbia, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Most important awards in 2020-2022: Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 (People of the World), selected for the Life Framer Collection, selected as one of the best contemporary photographers worldwide by the American website All-About-Photo, Winner Pangea Prize Creative Photo Awards 2021 (Open Theme), Winner Malta International Photo Travel Award 2020/2021, 2nd Place MonoVisions Awards 2021 (Photojournalism) London, Winner 16th Annual Black & White Spider Awards 2021 Beverly Hills (California), Winner Union of Lights 2021 World Photography Contest (Street & Lifestyle).