Dia Takacsova’s series The Longest Day captures the rugged beauty of the Arctic landscape, in one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas.
“There is a small community and an untouched land where the sun doesn’t set for months. Located between Norway mainland and the North Pole, Svalbard inspired humans to explore, conquer, push boundaries and to seek places far away from reality. The patterns are constantly repeating – and so are the symbols. Arctic silence, harsh landscapes and humans are becoming one, yet we all feel very small. One cannot be born or die here, but this is often an escape: so what are you running away from?”
The Longest Day won 3rd place in the international category for young photographers under 25, at the Slovak Press Photo 2016.
See more of Dia Takacsova's photography on her portfolio.