Nordic photo contest 2016
Norway was the big winner of the nordic photo contest for seafarers. Norwegian seafarers came in first, third and fourth, and one of their pictures got a “honorable mention” as well. The last two places were taken by a Swedish and a Finnish seafarer.
The Nordic Photo Contest 2016 was held in Turku/Åbo in Finland where a representative from each of the Nordic countries, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark came with 15 photos. The best from the national competitions.
True to tradition the hosting country had found two competent judges to find the winning photos, this year they were Hanna Weselius, lecturer of photography at Aalto University, Helsinki, and Maija Jorv, museum curator at Forum Marnum, The Maritime Museum I Turku. The two judges chose five winning photos and two pictures for a “honorary comment”.
Jörgen Språng, Cook, BIT OKLAND, Sweden
This very detailed black-and-white photo reproduces the clothes and the structure of the skin, as well as the material in the coveralls in a beautiful way. The light draws out the hands from the black and you get curious of the story of the person photographed.
Photo equipment worth 300 € sponsored by Finnlines
Honorary comment 1
Vidar Strønstad, Captain, GEORHOLM, Norway
The picture gives a strong impression of working. The composition is well balanced and it associates to the iconic sky scraper picture of the builders who have stopped for lunch in the Empire State Building.
Honorary comment 2
Marika West, Finland
In this classic composed picture the gray scale is cleverly used. The motive makes you think of many classic, traditional pictures of work.