Image Grace awarded in px3 competition
WINNER OF PX3, PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS
SAMANTHA EVERTON OF AUSTRALIA WAS AWARDED FIRST AND THIRD PRIZES IN THE PX3 2010 COMPETITION.
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2010 COMPETITION.
Samantha Everton of Australia was Awarded: First Prize in category Portraiture for the entry entitled, “Grace.” and Third Prize in category Fine Art for the entry entitled, “Siam.” 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. 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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About the Winner:
Samantha Everton is a award winning Melbourne-based photographer with a taste for magic realism and seeing the absurd in everyday interactions.
Samantha Everton came late to photography. Hers was an evolutionary process that started with her imagination, visions and images as she was fossicking for gemstones in outback north Queensland, where she grew up, in towns with evocative names like Emerald, Saphire and Rubyvale. She was child in a large multicultural family, which was very unusual in outback Australia. The dichotomy of a multiracial family set against country conservatism; of languid imagination against rural practicality, yielded an artist with a unique Australian perspective.
At Samantha’s first opportunity she traveled to South East Asia, the land of her siblings and the first step in a four-year journey around the world, her living made from her hands working with hair, food, craft and sets. One of her many jobs was as a barber in London where she was taught the traditional cut-throat razor shaves and she called herself a barberette. Only when she arrived home to Australia did her creativity consolidate; it was one thing to create and design, but it was another to capture creativity on film. She worked at The Barber of Seville for a year while volunteering in photographic studios and newspapers wherever she could. And she was soon snapped up by The Melbourne Times as a cadet photographer.
An opportunity presented itself when Samantha applied and was accepted into the RMIT Photographic Design Degree. She graduated in 2003 at the top of her class receiving the Steve Vizard Most Creative Folio Award. This provided her with the means and the impetus to establish her forthcoming career.
Samantha is now about to stage her fourth solo exhibition in 2009. Since her graduation, she has won a number of awards including the Px3 Paris International Photography Awards (people’s choice), the 23rd MacGregor Prize for Photography and the 2005 Australian Leica Photographer of the Year. Her work has been published and reviewed in numerous books and magazines around the world, including The NewYorker, Photofile, Harper’s Bazaar and Blanket magazine.
With a background rich in diversity this is an artist that demonstrates a penchant for the unusual and captures the imagination at play.