TOKYO-2016 Fine Art / Abstract

No Signal

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Political, Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Karen Burgess

On any windy day, television images coming into my home become sporadically distorted as they pixelate in and out of sharpness due to movement on the antennae. These distorted images were to me, a visual metaphor of the world right now. I decided to photograph these distortions as each was a temporary and unique mosaic of digital tiles, never to be seen again. A single frame of any of these distortions represents the individualisation of a public image sent out to millions and millions of people. The latest addition to my series is the debate on Sept 27 between Clinton and Trump.