Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Landscape


  • Photographer
    Daniela Brugger
  • Agency / Studio
    Daniela Brugger Fotografie
  • Technical Info
    Nikon 850
  • Photo Date
    2019 / 2020

Azurro, sky-blue appears the basal glacier ice in a cave on a deep winter day. Alternating ice layers with more or less air bulbs included are the product of weather and glacier mechanics. While air bubble rich ice appears white, blue light penetrates predominantly the clearer ice. Inside the glacier cave, the sky-blue light dominates and amplifies features that tell a fascinating story of a century long interplay between ice, water, vapour and air as well as shears and stresses on top, inside and underneath a mountain glacier. More and more of these caves vanish in our warming mountains.

Born in Karthaus, a small mountain village build on and around a former monastery in South Tyrol in 1967. Having grown up in this same place I still live there with my husband, a dog and two cats. I have attended the Prager Fotoschule in Linz, Upper Austria from 2013 to 2017 and completed with my diploma work with the highest marking in 2018. Since then I work as a professional photographer and have participated in 3 group exhibitions in Austria and Italy.