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Winners Announced

Submitted by dekunuarts on 13 September 2019 - 9:08pm



Venice, Florida

Congratulations to the winners of Dek Unu Magazine’s summer contest - “Tuŝis – Manipulated Photography.” Tuŝis means “touched” in Esperanto and the contest prospectus called for submissions of images that, through analog, digital, or hybrid processes, are “touched, manipulated, constructed, changed, shaped, tweaked, frobnicated, straightened, distorted, handled, molded, fixed, or transformed.”  Subtle or dramatic, straight(ish) or strange, every artist's touch shows a presence, a meaning, an intention, a "soul" beyond literal subject matter.  Dek Unu looked to create a collection which celebrates the crafted image, revealing the creative and expressive effects of each artist’s touch.  From a very large number of submissions from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, the jury selected six finalists: Birdy TgDale O’DellDieter SetzChristopher Paul Brown, cover artist Sonia Melnikova-Raich, and the overall winner, Ela Kurowska.  The winning images and each artist’s bio and statement are combined in an exhibition online at Dek Unu Gallery ( and in print, through Blurb Books, published as "Tuŝis-Manipulated Photography {Celebrating the Crafted Image)."  Proceeds of sales of print editions support not-for-profit Dek Unu Magazine and its parent organization, Dek Unu Arts, and will help to fund future projects promoting international artists and fine art photography.  Each Tuŝis artist's individual contact information is included in both the Gallery show and in each of the books for direct communication and further inquiries.

Contact Information: 

Dek Unu Arts
1618 San Silvestro Drive
Venice, Florida  34285