EMMANUEL MONZON, runner up OF THE SEPTEMBER 2017 EDITION
Please scroll down to see the statement and images of Emmanuel's Project
Emmanuel Monzon is a photographer and visual artist based in Seattle, WA, USA. He graduated form the Academy of Beaux-Arts in Paris, France with honours. His work has been featured has been featured throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia. Emmanuel explores and questions with his work, the signs of urban sprawl in our visual field. His photographic process is being influenced by his background as plastic artist.
Project Statement, Urban Sprawl Emptiness
Through my urban sprawl series, I want to photograph the in-between state found in the American landscape. So I capture places of transition, borders, passages from one world to another: am I leaving a city or entering a new environment? In my artwork there is no judgement, no denunciation, only the picture itself. If I could sum up the common theme of my photos, it would be about emptiness, about silence. My pictures try to extract from the mundane urban landscape a from of aestheticism. Where most people only pass through, I stop and look for some form of poetic beauty.