Devastated landscape wins Bowness people's choice - Art Collector

Philip George, Drowned Worlds (Drowning Worlds series). Chromogenic print, 90 x 200cm. Courtesy: the artist and Breenspace, Sydney

31 October 2011 | Philip George has won the people’s choice prize in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Award.

George won $1,000 for a new work titled
Drowned Worlds.

“The apocalyptic landscape of Drowned worlds depicts the devastated country of the great floods of 2011,” said the artist in a statement. “It emblematically represents the condition that could become normal, a world that heats and then slowly drowns itself. Landscape photography here is not operating as depiction of the sublime, but as a glance forward into a possible future.”

There was only one vote separating George’s work from second place according to a post on the prize’s Facebook page.

The main $25,000 prize went to Jacky Redgate in September.

Jane O'Sullivan

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