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I like the views of the big mountains, I like to be there. But I will not take pictures of them anymore because I feel like in a loop taking pictures of something that has been photographed from all the perspectives thousands of times every day.
“Mijnberg” is a fictitious mountain I created with a standard A4 paper. On one hand the blank paper is a metaphor of the landscape, which don’t exists and only makes sense if its interpreted by man. On the other hand the pictures of this unique geography serves me as a claim against the endless number of pictures that has been taken of any mountains in the world.
Amsterdam, 1983. Currently living in Catalunya he works on his personal photography projects focused on documenting people and their phisical and mental environment. After graduating as a senior technician on image and study a specialization course in photojournalism at IDEP (Barcelona), he had the opportunity to assist recognized photographers from national geographic as Tino Soriano and Annie Griffiths Belt. At 2007 Yurian began working on his own projects and he has won awards and fellowships including: the 1st prize of the Vanguardia Magazine, (2007), the scholarship of the “XIII International Meetings Gijon photojournalism” (2009), the workshops Magnumphotos scholarship with Chien-Chi Chang (2009), an honorable mention in the “Travel Photographer of the Year” (2011), the selection for Photoespaña Discoveries (2011), being finalist of the Fotopres Grant (2013) and the recent award of SFR Jeunes Talents for ParisPhoto(2014). Burn Magazine, , Foto a Foto, Descobrir Catalunya,Fotografia Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, Piel de Foto, Disparo, Positive Magazine and Ojo de Pez, are some of the media in which he has published.