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2023 ColorPro Awards

The ColorPro Awards theme this year was “Rise.” Our submission, “Breathing Room,” was one of over 10,000 entrants from over 100 countries. We are so delighted that the jury selected our image as one of 100 finalists in the photography category. This show will remain digital, though the image is available as a print.

The ColorPro Awards is a juried show hosted by ViewSonic, Pantone, Capture One, Calibrite, Shoot the Frame, and Shooters (UK). From our friends at ViewSonic:

We created the ColorPro Awards for the same reason we created the ViewSonic ColorPro line of professional creative visual solutions — to inspire and empower creators across the globe.

About the Photograph

“Breathing Room” results from collaborating with Peyton Lilly Bond, a dancer with South Carolina Ballet. Miss Bond is beautifully expressive, and we were working on this movement with a lot of lift and forward movement against wind. The resulting image conveys a feeling of finally breaking through and being able to breathe again.

Inspiration from Peyton Lilly Bond

“May you see that the crack in your heart
Is a way for your light to push on through.
Know there is nothing broken,
Your heart is simply opening
To illuminate the beauty of your truth.

Heart space. Breathe. Deep. Listening.
Heart space. Breathe. Release. Listening.

May you find the courage to rest in the unknowing,
Curiously aware of the moment unfolding,
Even as the mind gets lost in story after story.
Perhaps you grasp onto anything
Because it feels as if the ground is moving
All the while you are standing still.

Heart space. Breathe. Deep. Listening.
Heart space. Breathe. Release. Listening.

May you find time to sit at the altar of your heart
Where your light reveals the shadows that lurk.
With compassion as your guard,
The breath as your guide,
Take a closer look,
Be kind with what you find.
And in due time,
Let them dissolve into your
Loving awareness.

Heart space. Breathe. Deep. Listening.
Heart space. Breathe. Release. Listening.”
– Wendy G. Heckert

This Year’s Theme:

In a world recovering from the aftermath of chaos and uncertainty, we believe that true growth lies in continuous evolution and resilience. That’s why ViewSonic and our industry-leading partners encourage you to express your moments of transformation as we RISE together.

Inspiration from ColorPro

In dawn’s first light, we rise to create.
With soaring drones, our visions elevate.
Overcoming obstacles, we find our way,
Together we rise, with passion and pride.

Embrace the moment, unveil untold stories,
and capture those magnificent moments.
where you RISE above adversity.
This competition is your stage,
and your artistry is the canvas to inspire the world.

About Fine Art Photography

The goal of Andrew Bowen Studios is to help artists to thrive. When a Fine Art Photo sells, 20% of the net proceeds go to the dancer to support their career.