Rise of the Eternal Phoenix

The Venice Carnival - easily the World's most beautiful festival. Characterised by the Venetian Masks, mysterious people who have spent months designing and making their own costumes, solely to keep this tradition alive. Naturally, the most magnificent Masks are found in the most elusive places. During Carnvevale, the medieval city becomes a true movie set where all fairy tales come true again...Dates for the Carnival vary every year, following the Christian calendar. The Carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso or Mardi Gras), the day before Ash Wednesday.
The Phoenix is the most elaborate Mask this year. Encountering her inside a 15th century Palace is the highlight of this year's Carnival.

  • Robin Yong
  • Genres:
    People, Culture, Travel
  • Date Taken:
    February 28, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
  • Camera:
    Canon 5DM#
  • Lens:
  • Student Project:
  • Venezia Eventi Contest Fotografico Internazionale 'Carnevale di Venezia' 2017
    March 31, 2017
  • Finalist, 4th International Photo Salon Plovdiv 2017
Artist Biography

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful. 

Within the past few months, Flowers of Ethiopia alone has to date gathered numerous awards, finalist status and honourable mentions in many International photography competitions, including Alfred Fried Awards, Australia's Top Emerging Photographers, International Photography Awards, Istanbul Photo Awards, Sienna International Photo Awards, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) Awards.

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