Critique of the finalists for “GP Challenge #18 – Night”
by Salim October
We begin with the Honourable Mentions.
Honourable Mention: The Moon by Marc Kersting
The Moon aptly captures one of the key element to our survival. There is no doubt that this is a night image at all as it shows the moon in one of its many phases. Its almost central location makes it unexciting to the viewer and, due to the fact that millions of images exist
The original idea for this challenge was borrowed from an idea that Nikhil Ramkarran had for a long-term project of a similar title, his idea had more depth, but we were hesitant to add anything else to the challenge in fear that we would daunt some of the photographers.
Although a few sections of society are missing from the ensemble, the variety submitted was intriguing and entertaining, as much as it was enlightening and fulfilling in their photographic diversity.