Janice Alamanou is now an Ambassador of Art in Italy and recipient of the ARTYA Award 2021, New York. She is exhibiting in Miami in December 2021 and Budapest in November 2021. Her current body of work is titled 'As Life Lives'.
Janice Alamanou is an international photographer from Norfolk, UK. Her artwork portrays photography beyond the regular image. A diverse collection of style — she captures the fleeting beauty of nature alongside the observation of people, then combines with the sensuous perception of the human form, images that only photographing over many years, honing skills, seeing life and creating new and different works can achieve.
For Janice, her aim is to create feeling and inspiration and for her fine art photography to become talking points and encourage debate; environmentally, politically and psychologically.
In the beginning, her love of the ‘actual’ that a photograph captures led her to specialise in landscapes and portraiture. Since then she has pioneered her Photography with Precious Metals, 24ct gold, palladium and copper, hand-gilded.
Her art realizes beauty and sincerity, whether that of the land or of the human body; working in both colour and black and white. Her images are simple, relaxed forms basking in light and shade and then combining with the elements of nature. “It seemed so natural to evolve and combine my two passions.” she says. These are images that affect the viewer and their perceptions about the meanings held within the piece. They are created to touch the soul.
Janice describes her work as "Constantly evolving — new beginnings of discovery, the amalgamation of many actual images to become perceptual artworks." The use of ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and Intentional Blur from the movement of the object, to capture well-known areas with difference and beauty. Use of her high-key style in ‘The White Collection’ and her panoramics of nature and cityscapes with many images stitched together giving up to a 300-degree angle. Her collection 'Soul Elements' incorporates all of her skills with collages of images entwined. Beautiful art that encaptures 'our time' and leaves behind a legacy.
"I am a UK fine art photographer specialising in photography with precious metals, street, landscape and portraiture. My artwork has meaning and highlights environmental and people issues alongside beauty. From vibrant colour to subtle and monochrome, my years of experience diversifies my work."
1 x Collector’s Choice Award ATIM, New York. August 2021
1 x AMBASSADOR OF ART 2021 International Prize curated by Salvatore Russo & Francesco Saverio Russo
1 x The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2021. Italy. February 2021. Curated by Salvatorre Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo
1 x Artist of the Decade, February 2021 by ATIM, Create4Peace, Artisits for a Green Planet. NYC
1 x David Michelangelo International Prize - Italy. January 2021. Curated by Salvatorre Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo
1 x Participation Centro per L'UNESCO di Bologna 2020
1 x ARTYA award, November 2020. Artists that incorporate environment and human rights within their work
2 x Top 60 Masters Awards and 2 ARTYA Awards 2019-2020 New York
1 x Michaelangelo Award 2021
2 x International Photography Awards 2019
4 x International Photography Awards 2018
5 x BIPP Awards 2011 - 2018
1 x Portfolio Award MIFA 2015
3 x MIFA Awards 2016
2 x Epson International Pano Awards 2016
Several years with MUSA Awards and Top 15 and 10 Artists to watch
2018 Selected as a permanent museum piece at the Yukyung Art Museum, South Korea
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist