Artist and photographer Gabriela Torres Ruiz was shortlisted for the Art Prize in 2016 for her series Silence. Her dark and eerily desolate images show nature reclaiming urbanised landscapes. In 2019 Ruiz was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. In 2020 she was a nominated full member of the German Society for Photography and a LensCulture award series winner. Ruiz was a finalist in the Arte Laguana Prize 2020.