Entry Title: "Ancient Rhythm "
Marinka Masséus
, Netherlands
Category: Professional,

Entry Description:

At the World Indigenous Games 2015 in Brazil, I used long shutter speed to
paint the indigenous ancient rhythm. The resulting soft images connect us to
our roots, to old drawings in caves dating back to prehistoric times.

But, the hazy imagery is also a metaphor for the fact that indigenous people
are fading.
Everywhere, so-called 'civilization' is closing in on them. Their land is being
taken, their rights trampled, their way of life destroyed and they are captured
and killed.

They are the only humans left on earth who live like our ancestors thousands
of years ago. Living off the land, leaving no footprint, in harmony with their
environment and with respect to all living things. And they are being

I feel that this is one of the most shameful injustices of our times. Future
history books will judge the fact that we stood by and did nothing.

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About the Artist:

To Marinka, photography is about intuition and instinctively responding to the world. After finishing her MBA, her studies in Buddhist Psychology guided her philosophical journey, and the Photo Academy stimulated her to channel her concepts and feelings into images. Her photography revolves around people and is a constant reflection of her passion and fascination for human nature and the way we live our lives. Marinka’s acclaim includes 1st place winner Monochrome Awards 2015 - 2 times winner 2nd place MIFA "Moscow International Foto Awards" 2015 - 10th Annual B&W Spider Awards 2nd place - Merit of Excellence - "IPA Best of Show Exhibition" New York, 2 times winner 2nd place IPA "International Photography Awards" 2015, week instagram takeover Swedish Museum of Photography - Photoville New York Sept 2015, 1st Place-Outstanding Achievement 8th Annual International Color Awards, TPOTY International Travel Photographer 2014, IPA International Photography Award 2nd Prize 2014, New Dutch Talent 2014, multiple Honorable Mentions at Px3 Prix de la Photography Paris, IPA, and Color Awards, numerous book publications and her work is shown in the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, WM Gallery in Amsterdam and the Royal Geographical Society in London.