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"X-Man" by Yhabril Moro is the image of BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia 2023

The photograph "X-Man" is the main image of our edition this year, it has won the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia 2023 poster award in the CVCEPHOTO contest. It is the work of the Bilbao photographer Gonzalo Bartolomé Tierra 'Yhabril Moro', who has made "the dream" of winning this award "come true".

It's a photograph taken in the well-known waterfall of Sorrosal, in Ordesa, in autumn. "It was a dark and humid day and I was quickly struck by this composition in which the white of the waterfall stood out a lot against that background and that close-up of X-shaped rock textures," says the author. The runner who appears in the photograph is Chano, a friend whom Yhabril called while contemplating that scenario and who came to carry out the session in a few hours.

Camera and technical details:

Sony A7IV - Lens: Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM - Flash: Profoto A10+Remote TTL Profoto - 12mm | 1/1600SG | F4.5 | ISO 3200.

Yhabril Moro, in the center, with Rafa Elorza (CVCEPHOTO) and Sandi Bertoncelj (double winner of the Poster Mendi Film award in 2022 and 2020), pose in Metro Bilbao with the photograph "Young Gun" with which Yhabril won the CVCEPHOTO 2022 grand prize

In this way, Yhabril Moro (Bilbao, 1978), at the same time as the Poster BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia award has won a prize of 700 euros with the photograph "X-Man" in the 9th edition of the CVCEPHOTO contest, in addition to an Honorable Mention with the photograph "The Phantom". Last year he won the grand prize of the contest organized by the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea of San Sebastian with the photograph "Young Gun".

The mountain club Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea in San Sebastián organizes for the ninth consecutive year its international mountain activity photography contest CVCEPHOTO, which has brought together, as in previous editions, the best photographers of the specialty, professionals and amateurs from all over the world.

Among the thousand photographs submitted to the contest, the Jury has chosen the 20 winners, being awarded in addition to several Spanish photographers, authors from Australia, Switzerland, Argentina, Poland, Italy, USA, Slovenia and Germany, from among the more than 50 countries represented in this edition.

The jury of the contest has awarded the first prize to the photograph "Cracks" by the basque Carlos de Cos Azkona, a spectacular aerial photograph of a cyclist on the arid terrain of the Yesa reservoir.

Australian photographer Krystle Wright, also awarded in previous editions of CVCEPHOTO, has won the second prize with her photograph "Seventh Serpent", capturing a climber climbing the route of the same name in the Long Canyon of southeastern Utah.

The Australian photographer Simon Carter, also awarded in several previous editions of CVCEPHOTO, has won the third prize for his photograph "Don't wet yourself", taken in front of the Katoomba waterfalls in the Australian Blue Mountains, while climbing the route that gives its name to the photo.

The remaining seventeen photographs will collect their Honorable Mentions and in them, in addition to skiing or climbing, other activities that take place in the mountains are represented, such as skiing, hiking, bouldering or paragliding.

The twenty winning photographs will be exhibited in large format in the gardens of the Boulevard of San Sebastian from October 20, preceding the CVCEPHOTO 2023 awards ceremony, which for the first time will be held at the Aquarium of San Sebastian on Saturday, October 21, at 6:00 p.m. Act that will feature the participation of the winners and in which, in addition to the winning photos and the finalists, we can enjoy the vision of a documentary film related to photography.

The room exhibition, in high quality prints, can be visited at the headquarters of the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea from September 15 until November 24, when it will begin its itinerant tour, starting in December in Bilbao, as usual, within the framework of Mendi Film.


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