We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the StartNet Exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery in October. We know it was under difficult circumstances so we very much appreciated the support from all those who were able to attend.
“We received an overwhelming number of entries from artists living and working all around the globe for the 2020 Global Eye Award, and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to experience all these amazing artworks,” said Founder and Chairman of STARTnet and the Global Eye Programme, David Ciclitira.
“Having to decide an overall winner from our four fantastic semi-finalists was no easy feat, but we feel that Chris Fallows’ ‘Air Jaws’, is truly deserving of the winning title.”
Fallows’ image was chosen for the powerful and important message it carries in a world ever increasingly moving towards a greater awareness of sustainability.
In response Chris would like to share the following thoughts:
“What a great honour that I am truly proud of especially considering the incredible talent of my fellow artists. I am particularly grateful for the chance to share the magnificence of the iconic creatures we share our planet with and hope this further elevates the cause to learn to exist alongside them. It is indeed gratifying that Fine Art Wildlife Photography has been so well received.
We’re highly visual creatures, and it is a well-known fact that a strong connection between visual imagery and empathy exists; as humans, we need to see something with our own eyes to care about it. Each of the 12 works presented in The Eleventh Hour conveys a message, and I hope they help to spread awareness on wildlife conservation issues and ignite conversations around this.”
Chris will now have the opportunity to exhibit at The Saatchi in London in May 2021. All things being well, Chris will be attending in person this time and we are very much looking forward to meeting you all in person.
© Chris Fallows 2018