At this year's GoSeeAWARDS15, London-based photographer ALESSANDRA KILA won Bronze in the category STILLS. Her spread titled 'Exogenesis (or Life Outside of Earth)' explores the obvious hypothesis that life originated elsewhere in the universe and later spread to Earth.
About - Exogenesis is the hypothesis that life originated elsewhere in the universe and later spread to Earth. In August 1996, a team of NASA scientists discovered that a Martian rock found in Antarctica contained evidence of fossilized life. This discovery proved cross-contamination between Mars and Earth but most importantly shed light on how life may have started on Earth and how it may evolve on planets beyond the solar system. Dipping and diving at the edges of cosmography, like a medieval astronomer with rudimentary knowledge of the universe, A Kila ventures to unfamiliar territories articulating creative hypotheses of life forms beyond our planet.
About - Alessandra Kila An explorer of the metaphysical, theoretical and the fantastical - Alessandra is a crosser of borders. She looks to the natural world, scientific facts and fiction for inspiration and investigates the life of objects and their sculptural potential. Departing from their literal meaning Alessandra creates rich new juxtapositions both evocative and surreal which she translates into the emotional landscapes and dreamlike worlds of her photographs. Alessandra graduated from the University of Westminster with a Masters Degree in Photographic Studies. akila