My photo above received an honorable mention in the International Photography Awards in the “Architecture: Historic” category. The competition is described as the “sister event” of the larger Lucie Awards/Foundation honoring special achievements in photography. Unfortunately, I’m not part of the Carnegie Hall event in NY (that goes to major world photographers) but I’ll take the pat-on-the-back in the competition!
The page for my photo is here: https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-164737-18
The larger event is here: https://www.lucies.org/
And the foundation is here: http://www.luciefoundation.org/
There is a lot of history to this statue, both ancient and more recent. You can see the statue and cartouche closer on my website here: https://jameslawton.net/the-ozymandias-statue/ and read about the location, as well as the statue’s place in literature on Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramesseum#Excavation_and_studies and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozymandias