ROBERTO DEL CARLO PHOTOLUX AWARD 2015
We are glad to announce the winner of the Roberto Del Carlo Photolux Award 2015.
Rony Zakaria with the project Men, Mountains and the Sea
proposed by Dimitri Beck, editor-in-chief of Polka magazine
The jury chose to award the Roberto del Carlo prize to Rony Zakaria for Men, Mountains and the Sea. In a series of evocative images, Mr Zakaria explores the deep spirituality that can connect men to Nature in Indonesia. Shooting in rich, grainy black-and-white, he leads us from lava-spewing volcanic heights to the shores of a vast and moody sea, exploring along the way the sacred rituals and traditions observed by these islanders in their quest to tame the fury of their powerful hosts. The images have a classic, poetic beauty to them while never losing hold of the stories they are telling. The jury found added interested in the fact that Mr Zakaria, an Indonesian himself, has undertaken this series as a long-term project to explore his many cultural and social facets of his home country.