Monday, July 13, 2009

'Colossus' Series Wins International Recognition

Today I was notified that my entry into the PX3: Prix de la Photographie Paris - an international competition of photography - won 2nd place in its category (Non Professional: Fine Art: Digitally Enhanced). Making the award even more special was the fact that my favorite photographer, Erwin Olaf, won "Photographer of the Year" in the same competition.

Jason Ross' 'Colossus' series juxtaposes appropriated images of classical sculpture with original land/cityscape photography, much of which was taken while traveling; recruiting for Kendall College of Art and Design.

The jury selected PX3 2009�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 prs 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; Franoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Franoise 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 Svign Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agns 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."