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William Mark Sommer

William Mark Sommer

The Loneliest Highway

The Loneliest Highway is my lyrical journey across Nevada finding solace in the emptiness along the Lincoln Highway in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Through these discoveries in loneliness along the road, I developed catharsis for the moment and empowerment to convey this uncertain time.

Awards

World Photo Annual

2023

Honorable Mention

Film/Analog

Professional

Honorable Mention

Travel

Professional

The Loneliest Highway

The Loneliest Highway is my lyrical journey across Nevada finding solace in the emptiness along the Lincoln Highway in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Through these discoveries in loneliness along the road, I developed catharsis for the moment and empowerment to convey this uncertain time.

About Artist

William Mark Sommer

William Mark Sommer (b. 1990) is an analog film photographer residing in Sacramento, California. Mark has earned his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University and has exhibited over the United States and Internationally. Mark has been selected for many photography awards including Life Framer's "Open Call" First Place Award and The British Journal of Photograhy's "Decade of Change" and "Open Walls". Mark also has self-published 10 zines and has been featured in publications like Stay Wild, Float, Aint Bad, Booooooom, C41 magazine, Nowhere Diary, Analog Mag, LoDown Mag, The Modern-Day Explorer, among others. Growing up in the small historical bypassed town of Loomis, California, Mark was shaped by the culture of the Lincoln Highway. Experiencing this culture gave him a deep admiration towards rural America and its the history along the fading highways. Following these experiences and admirations have taken him all over the Western United States and brought him a closer understanding with complexities of American culture by seeing history in person and understanding its progressive nature in forgetting the past.

William Mark Sommer

Photographic Areas of Focus

Architecture, Film & Alternative Process, Fine Art, Interiors, Nature, Other, Portrait, Still Life, Street, Travel

Location

United States of America

Interview

William Mark Sommer - Color Photography Contest 2023 | 3rd Place | Professional

Interview

William Mark Sommer - Color Photography Contest 2023 | 3rd Place | Professional
Honorable Mention
Alain Schroeder

Alain Schroeder

Photojournalism

People's Vote Award
Nominee +1
Canbo Zhu

Canbo Zhu

Photojournalism

Nominee
Nina Tberg

Nina Tberg

Travel

Bronze
Nominee
Marc Baechtold

Marc Baechtold

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