PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

In my second year of the Photographic Technology program at NAIT I was fortunate enough to be able to spend my two week work experience with the amazing Carrie Schechter in New York. One of the biggest pieces of advice she gave was to constantly enter photography competitions; it is such a great way to get your work seen. Well I definitely followed that advice and I am always entering different international and national print/photography competitions. I always look at is as you never know and it would be pretty awesome to win :)

This year I once again entered the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, and was so honored and surprised to have found out I won 3rd place in the Professional Portrait - Wedding Category. My winning series, Prairie Brides, was a personal shoot I did back in the fall with a few models. I once again collaborated with Ange Forhy from Kenneth Blair Hair Salon, who did another phenomenal job with the hair and make up. The series came about as Ange had these amazing veils and we thought why not pair them up with some jeans and tank tops to create a bridal series that would be a little different. And just to push boundaries a little more I created this short series within the whole thing using two of models depicted as lovers per say. Anyways I was so happy with the photos and even more ecstatic to find out that international judges saw something in them that they liked as well!

I've posted part of the press release below as it contains a little more information about the awards themselves :)

The jury selected PX3 2010’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

The "Prix de la Photographie Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris.

I hope everyone has a most wonderful day/weekend!