It is always a pleasure to receive a notification of an award. The selected image entitled, “Am I Alone?” is part of my ongoing ‘Pool of Life’ project, which illustrates the female form, in abandoned swimming pools.

“It is my great pleasure to inform you that your work has been awarded a winning placement in the MIFA Photo Awards 2016!” Moscow International Foto Awards 2016

MIFA are the Moscow International Foto awards – their mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia

Moscow International Photo Awards Honorable Mention- Michelle Chaplow

Moscow International Photo Awards Honorable Mention- Michelle Chaplow

“MIFA received thousands of great images from 85 different countries. Entries were judged in Architecture, Advertising, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Moving Images, Nature, People, Portfolio, Events and Science categories”.

Certificate Michelle Chaplow MIFA

Certificate MIFA 2016


“MIFA asked the Jury Panel to review each submission based on the following criteria: originality, creativity, composition and most importantly overall impact.”

“Congratulations on your great work!”

Hossein Farmani Co-founder, MIFA

“Am I Alone?” by Michelle Chaplow received an Honorable Mention In the Moscow International Photo Awards (MIFA) and will be projected on screen from 20 July – 7 August in Na Kashirke Gallery in Moscow.

Am I Alone? Pool of Life by Michelle Chaplow

Am I Alone? by Michelle Chaplow

This image from the “Pool of Life” series features an ornate walled enclosure with an abandoned plunge pool, fed by a natural spring.

The reflections mark the model´s inner journey, she looks out to the gate, questioning “ Am I Alone?” Are we ever really alone? I will leave that for you the viewer, to decide.