ECOBALANCE: We are made of stars

PhotographerBeatriz Glez Sa
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Ecobalance is a set of photo essays about the essential link between humans and nature. The "Eco-balance" series seeks to reflect and recall, from the image and aesthetic experience, our connection, and dependence with our environment. “We are made of stars”, is based on scientific studies on our physic human constitution and origin of life on earth, as well as the existence of water in the universe. The latest finding of liquid water in the universe by astrophysics shed light on past, present, and future of humankind.  The ecological balance is now a pressing need on which our future depends. The human being is part of nature and two destinations are interrelated. Becoming aware of this relationship is essential for our survival. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan.

Story

Ecobalance is a set of photo essays about the essential link between humans and nature. The "Eco-balance" series seeks to reflect and recall, from the image and aesthetic experience, our connection, and dependence with our environment. “We are made of stars”, is based on scientific studies on our physic human constitution and origin of life on earth, as well as the existence of water in the universe. The latest finding of liquid water in the universe by astrophysics shed light on past, present, and future of humankind.  In 2011 with the discovery of liquid water in the comet 103/Hatley gave rise to the theory that the mystery of the origin of terrestrial water could be solved, and that it came to earth from space and this fact encouraged even more the spatial search of water in other planets. The ecological balance is now a pressing need on which our future depends. The human being is part of nature and two destinations are interrelated. Becoming aware of this relationship is essential for our survival. No compound of our physical formation is foreign to the composition of the universe. “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” Carl Sagan.

About Photographer

Beatriz Glez Sa is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work has evolved through different art disciplines like photography, painting, and illustration. She graduated in Fine Arts (4 years degree) from Barcelona University (UB). She was awarded a scholarship to study Photography at Nottingham Trent University (UK). She also got a degree In secondary education teaching (Master-CAP) in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Graphic Design. She obtained the European “Leonardo Da Vinci” grant for professional training and did that training in Loughborough College and Charnwood Arts Organization (UK). She has been working using art with Alzheimer's patients. The importance of art in health, development of art and creativity in education, ecology, identity, gender, cultural representations and other social matters are often reviewed in her work. She has been awarded; Fine Arts Photography Awards (UK) 2015, 2016 and 2017 (4 awards), First place and Gold Star award 2015, Honorable mention 2016 by Neutral Density Photography Awards, (USA), Finalist of best Photography 2015 and 2016 Photographer's Forum Magazine (USA). She is a contributor of PhotoVogue, Vogue Italy. Publications: Publication: 2017 / Novelty Magazine / online magazine /http://www.noveltymag.co.uk Publication: 2017 / Conceptual Magazine / Magazine/ USA Publication: 2017 / Best of Photography 2017 / Catalogue / Serbin Communications, INC./ Santa Barbara / California/ USA Publication: 2017 / Revistart / Magazine / Barcelona/ Spain/ ISSN 1134-7988 Publication: 2016 /Boletín del campo Freudiano/ Magazine / Alicante / Spain. Publication: 2016 / Best of Photography 2016 / Catalogue / Serbin Communications, INC./ Santa Barbara / California/ USA Publication: 2016 / Photographer's FORUM: 36th Annual Spring Photography / Magazine / Serbin Communications, INC. / Santa Barbara / California / USA Publication: 2015 / Best of Photography 2015 / Catalogue / Serbin Communications, INC./ Santa Barbara / California/ USA Publication: 2015 / Photographer's FORUM: 35th Annual Spring Photography / Magazine / Serbin Communications, INC. /Santa Barbara / California / USA Publication: 2013 / “Dreamers Collection”/ Catalogue / SeeMe Editions / New York / USA. Publication: 2013 / “Art takes Miami”/ Catalogue / SeeMe Editions / New York / USA. About her work: "The main purpose of my work is communication. I am interested in conveying an experience from that which we all share to establish a dialogue that will allow us to gain awareness, which impels us to transform ourselves and thereby our environment " BGS