I’m thrilled and happy to announce that I’ve been awarded with a Bronze Medal in the 2014 international photography competition “PX3 Prix de la Photographie International Award – Paris”.
This is my first international award and I’m honored to share with you the result of my efforts: I achieved the Third Prize in the “Press – Performirg Arts” category with my series about the art of “Yabusame”, that’s the Japanese traditional art of mounted archery. It’s an exclusive and really interesting event, quite difficult to document to say the truth, due to limited reserved access.
Clicking on the following image you’ll have access to the page of my submitted series:
I’ll publish soon a complete blogpost about this event, with a complete description and some extra shots that I’ve not submitted to the contest (due to limitation of the guidelines).
The following is the press release by the PX3 organization:
WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris
Claudio Beffa of Italy was Awarded Third Prize in the PX3 2014 Competition.
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) announces winners of PX3 2014 competition.
Claudio Beffa of Italy was Awarded: Third Prize in category Press for the entry entitled, ” Yabusame .” The jury selected PX3 2014’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. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
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