Five years ago, this post could have had a different title and opening paragraph:
Honorable Mention Winner of PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2012
In The PXJ 2012 Competition in Landscape category
But, it took me five years and this is how I found out today that I won an honorable mention five years ago in Prix De La Photographie Paris in 2012. Yes, in 2012! After stumbling on a link yesterday that took me to a collection of photographs I submitted to the competition in 2012, I noticed that the URL had the word “winners” in it. I wrote to PX3 to inquire about it. After a couple of e-mail exchanges, I was told the photographs were under the winners’ folder because I won a prize, an honorable mention.
After the competition results were announced I did not receive any notice nor did I see my name on their website. It may simply be my missing the e-mail, or it going to the junk folder and escaping my attention. On the website, I might not have looked with sufficient care.
In any case, I am pleased to have won an HM in such a prestigious international contest even though it took me five years to find out! Better late than never! Although I might have missed an exhibit opportunity in 2012. Below is a little more information on the PX3, the jury, and the small collection “The Fields of Color” which I photographed over the Great Salt Lake during the helicopter ride that Jan and Elif arranged as a birthday gift for me.
The “Prix de Ia 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.
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 pres 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 Oilier, 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 Sevigne Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnes Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.