Andrea Hamilton AH Studio
Moscow International Foto Awards – 2021

Portals to Nature, Andrea Hamilton

A portal is a gateway to something else, in this case, to the natural world preserved in the diorama displays in museums. I have been fascinated with these displays that combine so many fine art skills. Photography compresses the three-dimensional to two dimensions, heightening the feeling of reality. In my work, I took hundreds of images from many angles and built up the scene for a single picture. At times, I have combined elements from real animals or nature with the displays. I realise that in parallel with the natural world, the diorama is being phased out for virtual reality displays.

Bronze in Fine Art/Portrait | MIFA 2021

Andrea Hamilton’s awarded images

London Art Biennale – 5th Edition

Andrea Hamilton’s artwork, Sea Lion (Otariinae) from Portals to Nature series has been included in the Final Selection for the London Art Biennale 2021 – 5th Edition. The selection was narrowed down to 454 artists for this year’s exhibition which will  be held at the Chelsea Old Town Hall on Wed, 30 Jun 2021 – Sun, 4 Jul 2021.

Website London Art Biennale

For more information regarding the Portals to Nature series, please click here

ITSLIQUID International Contest 8th Edition 2021

Andrea Hamilton was chosen as one of the winners of ITSLIQUID International Contest 8th Edition 2021, under the category of International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Venice.

The international Jury, composed by prestigious personalities of the contemporary art, architecture, design and fashion scenes, has selected 11 winners and 6 honourable mentions, among the hundreds of submissions, following the criteria of quality of the works, originality and uniqueness.

Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020

Luminous Icescape Iceland No.3, 2020 Transparency in light box 106.2 x 45.6 in (270 x 116 cm) Ed. of 6


I am very proud to announce that some of my works were awarded two Gold and one Silver at the Tokyo Foto Awards (TIFA). Luminous Icescapes took Gold in the Advertisement and Travel/Tourism section and Science and Environment, and Silver in Editorial and Environment.  An international jury of renowned experts judged entriesfrom more than 100 countries. All winning images will be printed in a fine art catalogue, available soon.

Andrea Hamilton’s awarded images

VAA International Online Spring Exhibition 2021


Andrea Hamilton’s work Tidal Resonance No.1, 2012 has been selected to feature in the VAA International Online Spring Exhibition 2021, which will take place from the 12th April – 30th June 2021

VAA International Art Exhibition


PhotoPlace Gallery Juror’s Award – Enchanted Islands No.2

Andrea Hamilton wins the Juror’s Award on the Quiet Landscape Category of the PhotoPlace Gallery with Enchanted Islands No.2

The Quiet Landscape – Photo Place Gallery

Jurors’ Statement

After over a year stuck at home in Maine teaching photography courses online, it was an absolute delight to tour the world through so many photographer’s unique perspectives. We were blown away by the work submitted. The caliber of work far exceeded any previous photography competitions we’ve curated in the past.

It was incredibly difficult to whittle it down to just 79 images and we agonized over the final selection. Our decisions were guiding by our love of visual riddles, magic found in mundane, mastery of light, strong use of composition, and interesting work that demonstrated a style/singular voice without feeling overly picture postcard. In our decade of teaching contemporary landscape photography, we continue to remind students to take ‘interesting photos, not just photos of interesting things and there were so many images that fell into that category – having that something “extra” that gives an image real stopping power.

This was truly a joy to curate and we hope these images offer a visual vacation for everyone who has been stuck at home the last year and unable to explore as much as they might be used to. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We loved so many images and this is just a tiny snapshot of all of the incredible work that we reviewed.

— Alissa & Jacob Hessler