Entry Title: "ANTHROPOCENE; THE CHILDREN OF A WOUNDED PLANET"
Name: Javier Sanchez-Monge Escardo , Spain
Category and Expertise: Deeper Perspective, Professional


Entry Description: The offspring of the Anthropocene represents this new generation of children as well as an agonizing outcry for help; the outcry of a wounded planet and (unknowingly) of the children who are born into it. Unaware that not so long ago the planet used to be different, the children of the Anthropocene play and live in an apocalyptic legacy, in a world of waste, polluted waters,floods and almost non-existing trees or birds. Unknowingly as well they represent the modern estranged relation between the human beings and nature, which has already reached the point of no return.

Story: The children depicted in the series unconsciously represent a silent and an agonizing outcry for help; the outcry of a wounded planet. The Anthropocene marks the dawn of a new Era for humanity and the planet, a new geological period in which human made activities have made permanent changes to the surface of the planet and are hold responsible for the mass extinction of plant and animal species, water and land pollution and climate change. The offspring of the Anthropocene series represents this new generation of children as well as an agonizing outcry for help; the outcry of a wounded planet and (unknowingly) of the children who are born into it. Unaware that not so long ago the planet used to be different, the children of the Anthropocene play and live in an apocalyptic legacy, in a world of waste, polluted waters and almost non-existing trees or birds. Unknowingly as well, and probably -if given a choice- unwillingly, they represent the modern estranged relation between the human beings and nature, which has already reached the point of no return. They sail on imagined rivers, climb on imagined mountains and get lost in imagined forests. They imagine nonexistent animals, nonexistent flowers, and a world which no longer is …..they are the offspring of the Anthropocene. The image series belongs to a long term environmental project describing the impact of the effects of human activities on the planet and was taken in some South East Asian disrupted environments.

About the Artist:

My name is Javier Sanchez-Monge Escardo .I was born in Madrid in 1965.Education: Degree in International business management at the Schiller International University Germany (Heidleberg), 3 years of Biology studies at the University of Alcala de Henares and a degree in Philosophy, followed by a PHD still to be finished. Several advanced photography courses, video and editing. Can speak and write in different languages. Constantly I have been travelling around the world, photographing and living in foreign cultures. AWARDS 2014 FIRST PLACE (GOLD) People’s Choice Awards 2014, Press Feature Story at the Prix de Paris Awards (PX3 2014) FIRST PLACE (GOLD)) /General News at the Prix de Paris Awards (PX32014) FIRST PLACE (GOLD) People’s Choice Awards 2014 /Nature Environmental at the THIRD PLACE (BRONZE) Press Feature Story at the Prix de Paris Awards 2014 THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS Prix de Paris Awards (PX3 2014) 4 HONORABLE MENTIONS at the ND Awards (2014).THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS at the International Photography Awards (IPA 2014). 2015 THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS MONOCHROME AWARDS 2014, TWO HONORABLE MENTIONS IPA one shot awards 2015 Works exhibited during the Month of Photography, Los Angeles by the LUCIE FOUNDATION. SEVEN HONORABLE MENTIONS IPA 2015, FOUR HONORABLE MENTIONS Prix de Paris White Awards 2015.SIX HONORABLE MENTIONS Prix de Paris Awards annual competition 2015 TWO HONORABLE MENTIONS ND AWARDS 2015 IPA 2015 SECOND PLACE Award Category Event Culture and traditions. IPA THIRD PLACE AWARD Awards Category Portraiture, Children. PRIX DE PARIS 2015 SILVER MEDAL Environmental Press category. PRIX DE PARIS 2015 BRONZE MEDAL Portraits category. FIRST PLACE ND AWARDS 2015 (GOLDEN STAR AWARD) People. FIRST PLACE ND AWARDS 2015 (GOLDEN STAR AWARD) Editorial, Environmental. FINALIST WITH HONORABLE MENTION at the SIENA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS storyboard category, FINALIST NOMINEE at the FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (FAPA 2015) portraits category, FINALIST NOMINEE at the FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (FAPA 2015) Photojournalism category. THREE HONORABLE MENTIONS MONOCHROME AWARDS 2015 IPA WINNER 2016 SECOND PLACE DEEPER PERSPECTIVE IPA WINNER 2016 SECOND PLACE EDITORIAL OTHER . IPA WINNER THIRD PLACE DEEPER PERSPECTIVE. IPA PHILIPPINES 2016 GOLD MEDAL, SILVER MEDAL, TWO BRONZE MEDALS. 2016 TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (TIFA) 1 GOLD MEDAL, 2 BRONCE MEDALS AND 3 HONORABLE MENTIONS. 2017 IPA CLIMATE CHANGE BRONZE MEDAL. IPOTY AWARDS 3 HONORABLE MENTIONS. MONOCHROME AWARDS 5 HONORABLE MENTIONS.