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Crash Landing

Location: Sólheimasandur, Iceland – July, 2017
Photographer: Max Leu
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: Places
Award: 1st Place

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In the artist’s own words: “I really love this photo of the remains of a U.S. naval plane that crashed on a black sand beach in 1973 because of the journey that it took to get there. Pull off the road and walk down a rock road into nothingness for 45 minutes. It’s like a different planet. In every direction there is nothing but small black rocks covering the landscape for miles. It was quite foggy and looked like something out of a horror movie. A desolate environment blanketed by fog as far as the eye could see.”

Crash Landing - Photographer Max Leu