EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTENDER: GILLIAN HYLAND

London-based Gillian Hyland is an image maker; she personally composes every aspect of her pictures. The aim of her creative process in her series Windows into Havana was to capture an emotional moment in a way that pulls the viewer in and drives them to feel and question what they are seeing.

Gillian writes in her artist’s statement: “There were several enticing reasons why I picked Havana, the country has this nostalgic air to it seen through it’s architecture and social behaviours, the people have lived in a very different society then us and now it’s at a crossroads. It’s still unclear where the new open boarders will take it and how it’ll impact a country that has been cut off for so long. This series of images are little windows into Havana, and capture just a drop of the spirit you feel from the city and it’s people. Each picture is a story influenced by who I met and what I saw”.

Gillian writes in her artist’s statement: “There were several enticing reasons why I picked Havana, the country has this nostalgic air to it seen through it’s architecture and social behaviours, the people have lived in a very different society then us and now it’s at a crossroads. It’s still unclear where the new open boarders will take it and how it’ll impact a country that has been cut off for so long. This series of images are little windows into Havana, and capture just a drop of the spirit you feel from the city and it’s people. Each picture is a story influenced by who I met and what I saw”.

All images © Gillian Hyland Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award. Apply to the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards here. It pays to apply early, as we will be featuring some of our favorite submissions right here and over our social media channels.

All images © Gillian Hyland

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

Apply to the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards here. It pays to apply early, as we will be featuring some of our favorite submissions right here and over our social media channels.