The International Fine Art Photography Competition Finalists Are Here!
We want to thank everyone who participated in this new edition of the International Fine Art Photography Competition! We saw a lot of great work coming from photographers all around the world showing incredible technique and emotion. We hope to see everyone again next year!
“If there is one thing that history teaches us it’s that each photo jury is different, unique… exciting! Each comes to the table imbued with a certain set of divergent expertise, divergent experiences and backgrounds. Our jury today at Paris College of Art was no different. We looked at incredible photography submitted to us in each of four categories: “Captured Human Emotion,” “Built and Natural Environments,” “Constructed Reality” and “Staged Human Experience.” It was uniquely palpable to see the great sense of camaraderie, understanding, passion, compassion, respect from each juror for all of the work that was submitted. Coupled with a strong personal commitment to catapulting the best of the best, the meticulously methodical approach with which our jury approached the various categories (turning on a dime to judge each segment with an completely different set of guidelines and rules), was indeed inspiring. Each photographer, artist whose work came before us today, should rest assured in knowing that their hard work, their dedication, their creativity received only the highest attention. Each entrant should easily feel proud to have been a part of such a terrific opportunity and incredible judging process. I know that we are proud!” – Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, President
After much deliberation, the jury has come up with the following finalists (Finalists are listed by alphabetical order):
First, Second and Third Place will be announced on July 7th.
Captured Human Emotion
Marco Bartolini – Koranic School
Gloriann Liu – Zarghona After the Roof Had Fallen (2013)
Alec Von Bargen – Under the Blue Skies of Agok #2
Built and Natural Environments
Francesco Biasi – Saint Eustache Paris
Matthieu Litt – Horsehead Nebula
Stefano Parrini – Beyond the Border
Christine Erhard – A XX
Lucia Fainzilber – Untitled #30
Staged Human Experience
Hakim Boulouiz – Zepline
Katarzyna Derda – Someone Like Me
Monika Drzewicz – Play Nice
Giovanni Presutti – Dependency 15
Student Competition: Fashion Photography
Michael Liani – Sasha
Student Competition: Photography and Image-Making
Thomas Michalczyk – Ren Reaches Into the Box
Congratulations to all finalists!