The Lions' Den
PhotographerChristopher Ruane
PrizeSilver in Fine Art / Collage
Entry Description

The web has been woven and we are caught in it. The work uniquely puts the viewer in a precarious position. With the current issues of perpetual war, mass exodus, and Christian Genocide the world is now faced with many moral dilemmas. Do we look at the image and say, take up arms, this could be me and mine; or do we look at the image and say, this horrible existence that I fear is happening right now to someone else. Strikingly, This modern depiction is seen through the eyes of a woman, honoring the many mothers and children who perhaps suffer most in times of war and persecution. You see her clutching the image of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, while surrounded by what seems to be impossible adversity.

About Photographer

Christopher Ruane attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Photography and Graphic Design with a minor in Art History. In 2004 he received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. His work has been viewed in many juried, group, and solo exhibitions throughout the last six years. His most recent work is a combination of his knowledge of large and medium format traditional photography combined with a passion for new and experimental digital techniques. By using the finest large and medium format cameras to create the sharpest detailed large scale negatives, in conjunction with modern digital cameras and program technologies, he is able to create photographs or images that have the detail of fine art master photography and the heart, soul, and freedom of painting.