Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Dancing In The Emptiness

  • Photographer
    Eric Pijnaken
  • Photo Date
    2019 AND 2020

Our world consists of appearances, which are empty, but we think they are real. However many of us feel the need to enter into the appearances to find their origin. One has to follow a path. Buddha said:«The path is you».The series of photo collages «Dancing in the emptiness» starts from this point of view.The Portugese photographer Paulo Nozolino, inspired me for the subject, and encouraged me to persue the project. After more than a year the project is mature and composed of a series of 21 photo collages, hoping that the spectator will come closer to «the fullness of emptiness".

After a career of art journalism and later social-economic journalism on a daily newspaper in the Netherlands, he concentrates since 25 years - living in France - on street photography, documentary collage,and other artistic forms, inspired among others by "Arte Povera". He exhibits in France, Switzerland, Greece and the Netherlands. Many international photo awards.