About Dina Bova

I started from classic photography during my travels around the world. In my early photographs I tried to seize the moments and documenting the surrounding world. Today I’m creating my own world of subjective reality with my camera and computer. My artworks are far from classic photography and remind paintings of Renaissance period and at the same time neo-surrealism. Truthful fiction is the basis of my creative style. My artworks don’t reflect the reality as we know it; yet convey a deep and true message. I believe, a fictional work may carry sometimes more truth than documentary work, as best said in the famous phrase "Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures". I use allegories as a way to express my understanding of the modern world and talk about what's really important to me today, sometimes with some sense of irony.

Selected awards:
- Grand-Prix in “Nikon International Photo Contest 2013” - out of 100000 entries from 153 countries, Japan
- Certificate of achievement 2013 - granted by the Israeli minister of culture
- Grand-Prix in “Professional Women Photographers 2012”, New-York
- Grand-Prix in "Donkey-Art Prize 2011" - contemporary art competition, Italy
- Hasselblad Masters 2011 - finalist, Denmark
- Julia Margaret Cameron award 2011 – 1st place in Fine-art nude category, UK
- PX3 - Prix de la Photographie 2011 (France) – Gold medal, Paris
- PDN World in Focus 2010 – 1st place in outdoor scenes category
- Gold author title in Aqüeducte biennial 2010, Barcelona
- Winner in “World in focus 2010” - Photo District News (PDN), USA
- Award winner in contests: Smithsonian 2014, Premio Arte Laguna 2013, IPA (2010-2014), Nikon 2008-2009, Sony 2009-2010, Spider Awards 2011/2013, Asahi Shimbun 2010 (Japan), 69 medals (26 Golden) in international photo-contests

Total: near to 400 awards in 46 countries


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