I am delighted to tell you that your image ‘Maria.’ has been commended in the Portraiture category of the Open Competition at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.
Your work has been selected from 129,338 images entered from 210 countries & territories. This is an incredible achievement.”
A year after committing myself to portraiture photography – the signs are looking good. All winning, shortlisted and commended images will be exhibited as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from the 20th April – 6th May.
The images below were taken by Miami photographer and lifelong friend, Evin Daly. What is striking about Evin’s portraiture work of Miami’s homeless population is, despite their plight, the sitter’s stoic humanity is captured and conveyed with simple honesty. A lot of portraiture photography can be invasive, artificial and voyeuristic, however, Evin employs a deep sense of empathy for his sitters to capture faces and hands that tell a million stories with grace and dignity. Portraiture at its best – giving a real human face to people who remain, in society’s eyes, faceless. Bravo Evin. Great work. For more of Evin’s photography, please visit his flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112943153@N02/ or visit: https://www.facebook.com/homelessnames?pnref=lhc