The end of the World

PhotographerXIAO GU
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryNEW YORK, United States
Entry Description

Ushuaia, also known as “the end of the world”, is a city located on the southernmost tip of South America. A lighthouse stands at the gateway from Ushuaia to Antarctica, in front of the mysterious golden light reflected back by layers of grand glaciers, reminding cruises and travelers that they are going beyond the edge of the world.

About Photographer

Born in Beijing and spent her childhood and teen years in various places including Tibet, Szechuan and Yunnan, Xiao “Freya” Gu is a volunteer, traveler and photographer currently based in New York. Early experience of diverse cultures and exposure to different communities unleashed her fascination for human and nature. She is passionate about observing and connecting the world through travelling and volunteering. She has traveled to all 7 continents and has been a dedicated volunteer since she was 15. She takes her lenses to capture precious moments, when she sees true beauty and dignity in human as well as the wilderness in nature.