Agua Viva

PhotographerMarcelo lepe Rosental
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The Uruguayan coastlines in Rocha hold in it´s geography a series of peninsulas and capes reaching out some kilometers into de ocean. In Cabo Polonio Natural Park, the absence of streets throughout the village leads to the absence of cars. The building free entourage, just some houses and ¨ranchos¨( small wooden houses), which are well apart from each other, causes one to inevitable look out in the distance integrating the sky to the lansdcape giving the sensation of being surrounded by a big space. In addition to this, there are special conditions about the geography in these lands that generate dramatic and overwhelming skyscapes, source of inspiration for this photograph.

About Photographer

Freelance photographer specialized in travel, cultures and tourism. Motivated by discovering nature beauty and catching a glimpse at the fabulous cultural diversity, he travelled intensely around south, center and north America, Antarctica, Europe, north and southern Africa, southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, China and Mongolia in a journey that extended without stop for seven years. His photographs are widely published internationally in books, newspapers and travel, culture and leisure specialized media such as National Geographic, Altair, Lonely Planet, Travesias, Blue&Blanc, La Nacion, El universal, Lugares and Marcopolo. His work was presented and awarded in Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico and U.S.A. His fine art prints are part of numerous private collections. Gigantographies also decorate entire walls at hotels and bars and been part of arquitectural and design awards. He is 43 years old, lives in Buenos Aires and is also a Yoga and breathing techniques instructor.