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Thursday, 4 April 2013 09:53

WILLEMSTAD — The winners of the digital photography competition were announced yesterday during the opening of the Magic Lantern exposition. The contest was organized prior to the second edition of the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao IFFR). The picture from A. Heijst of a stranded, ruinous fishing boat on the beach, won the first prize.More than 700 entries competed for a prize. The competition was divided in five themes: ‘Shapes’, ‘On the Road’, Mr. Moonlight’, ‘People who Need People’, and ‘Abandoned and Forgotten’.


The jury chose the best fifteen of a first selection of thirty pictures. The first prize, worth 3000 guilders, was allotted to ‘Land (ver)rot’, a work from A. Heijst based on the theme Abandoned & Forgotten. ‘Samen’ from Bea Moedt won the second prize (1500 guilders) for the theme People who Need People. Monique van Meerwijk won the third prize (750 guilders) with her picture ‘Curves’ inspired by the category ‘Shapes’.


Honorable mention

Photographer Marc Wollrabe received an honorable mention. His picture ‘Forgotten Krioyo makes a Road to Experience …!’ was based on the theme ‘Mr. Moonlight’. Although the jury members thought this picture didn’t fit the theme, they were so impressed that they spontaneously gave it an honorable mention. According to jury chairman Carel de Haseth, you could look at the prosaic picture for hours. The jury further consisted of Carlos Tramm and Gerrit Scheper.

The work of the thirty finalists can be seen at the Magic Lantern, an exposition of a wide selection of magic lanterns and (slide) projectors from the collection of the late Michel van Veldhoven. The modern beamer and HD-screens are also part of the exposition along with a selection of the work of photographer Fred Fischer.

Magic Lantern exposition in the Ballroom (third floor) of the Renaissance Hotel is open as from today up to and including Saturday, April 6th, from 10:00 to 23:00 hours, and on Sunday, April 7th from 10:00 to 19:00 hours.

Admission is free.