• Photographer
    Jean Karotkin, United States
  • Prize
    Silver Winner in Nature/Plant

With her black/white and color botanicals, Karotkin eschews sentimentality in favor of heady tonal interplay. The chiaroscuro abstracts and anthropomorphizes, exposing some of nature’s more subversive personalities. These images pacify through dramatic texture, emotional provocation, and a welcomed dissonance. They are innocent and erotic still lifes in motion.