Pyongyang, North Korea.
A young woman, wearing traditional clothing, snaps a selfie with her all-female group in front of the Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle monument on the left of the Mansudae Grand Monument with its 22-meter-high bronze statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. The 50-meter-long tribute depicts over 200 statues of soldiers followed by a crowd of factory workers, farmers, etc.
After patiently waiting one spring morning in Florida, my efforts paid off when a Great Egret finally took flight. I captured this moment that genuinely encapsulates the beauty of these magnificent creatures. As a photographer, I aim to express my interpretation of reality through my work. During post-processing, I darkened the sky and added a lighting effect. These creative choices resulted in a dreamy and mysterious image, transporting the viewer to a world that exists only in imagination.
Zanzibar Divers are a group of lively children engaged in skilled diving activities every day at sunset in Forodhani Gardens in Stonetown Zanzibar, nicknamed Makachu Forodhani, this has become a major attraction and spectacle for tourists.
This shot to me most clearly depicts the sense of magic that surfers have often described to me. They are so close to shore yet feel far away. They are alone on their boards yet part of a community. In the end, the fog is the element that brings this series of images together for me.
This photo was taken during our safari in December 2019 in the Masai Mara NP. We were lucky that the cheetah with its cubs was close to the road.
Firefighters with heat-sensored camera
This photo series captures a firefighter exercise in the city of Ins, Switzerland. The instructor hides human dummies within a building and simulates low visibility by filling the area with smoke. To locate the dummies, firefighters rely on heat-sensored cameras and navigate through the challenging environment.
Objectively, portals are points of entry; doors, windows, gates, openings, etc.
Subjectively, portals can represent the realms to which they seem to lead.
Some portals are open, some are closed.
Some portals are inviting, some are prohibitive.
Machu Picchu ( A Personal Journey) I went to Machu Picchu on a personal trip. The power of the Incas could be felt in nature, in the mountains, on the Urubamba River. How did they build this? Where did they go? Are we the next Incas?
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.