Photography Annual 2014
Platinum Winner Spotlight: Kristofer Dan-Bergman

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Photographer: Kristofer Dan-Bergman | Title: ‘Away’

Kristofer Dan-Bergman – Away

Inspired by a painting of his father, of a woman looking away, Kristofer Dan-Bergman gave the subjects in his studio one instruction: sit down on a bench and look away.

“I direct very little and let the moment happen,” said Dan-Bergman in a commentary that will be featured in this year’s Photography Annual 2014. The result is a series of mysterious images that stand open to interpretation and provoke intrigue within the viewer. It began as an installation in the First Degree project, in which Kristofer invites his friends for a photo shoot each year with a different concept in mind. The series earned a Platinum in our Photography Annual 2014. To check out more work by Kristofer, click here.

Dan-Bergman is among the six Photographers in New York City who won an Platinum award in our Photography Annual 2014. Other Platinum winners from the New York area are Tatijana Shoan, Mark Stetler, Henry Leutwyler, Caroline Knopf and Phil Marco. Additional New York-based winners in our annual include Chris Santucci, Felix Nam Hoon Kim and Sandi Fellman.  

Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 5.23.27 PMLeft Photographer: Henry Leutwyler                        Right Photographer: Tatijana Shoan

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 4.04.00 PMLeft Photographer: Chris Santucci                         Right Photographer: Sandi Fellman

Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 5.12.23 PMPhotographer: Phil Marco 

The photography competition features the most compelling and influential photography of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the Photography Annual 2015. To submit your own work to the Photography Annual 2015 competition, click here. 

Author: Rachel Lowry

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