Robert Rutoed: Right Time Right Place, an Award-Winning Photo Series

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Wall Breaker Robert Rutoed had this to say about his project:

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“Being at the right place at the right time is usually associated with
happiness and success. But what happens when we are at the right place
at the wrong time? Do we even know that this is the right place? And
what if it turns out that it is the wrong place after all? But the right
time!

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“Right Time Right Place is a collection of photographs I made in the
last five years on my travels through Europe. The images revolve around
the question of whether it is possible for a person to be in the right
place at the right time. Is the ideal state of space and time something
we are awarded or is it a state we have long been living in without
being aware of our good fortune?

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“I hope I have not succeeded in answering this question. Nothing fails
more pathetically than an artist’s attempt to explain the world and its
relationships. Rather, my work leads to the conclusion that the world
cannot be explained. Once an exhibition visitor in New York told me
that, when viewing my photos, she felt that the protagonists seemed to
be kind of disobedient. I really liked that interpretation.”

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“Right Time Right Place” was awarded the Special Prize of the Czech Center of Photography at Photo Annual Awards 2012. A photo from the series won the New York Photo Award 2012 in the category Fine Art!

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