The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) and State of the World photo competitions have now announced the winners of 2021. Visionary photographers from around the world, both professional and amateur, shared their unique perspectives and competed for international recognition as the next “PX3 Photographer of the Year”, cash prizes, publication in the PX3 Annual Book, and inclusion in an exhibition to be shown in Paris.
The PX3 jury, made up of international photographers, editors, curators, evaluated thousands of entries from all over the world. Photographers have submitted their outstanding works in the following categories: Advertising, Architecture, Book, Fine Art, Nature, Portraiture, Press and Special, all of them a testament to the immense talent they possess.
"The State of the World" special curated selection reflected unadulterated images documenting events and highlighting current issues from every corner of the globe. In his Curator Statement, Hossein Farmani, founder of PX3, commented, "2021 has been a year of increasing challenges and escalating crisis on multiple fronts. We received hundreds of compelling visual stories, submitted from around the globe, and every story is important and significant in its own way. They are a glimpse into what is happening around us, through the lens of these great professional and amateur photographers, who shared the stories of what they have witnessed personally, speaking louder than words, giving us a better understanding of those around us and far from us, showing us that we are united in our struggles, in our joys, in our humanity."
PX3 Photographer of the Year 2021 is Jamie Johnson with her powerful photo book, Growing Up Travelling, focusing on Irish Travellers that live in caravans on the side of the roads throughout Ireland, and their children's everyday lives. PX3 Best New Talent 2021 is Diana Cheren Nygren with her stunning work The Persistence of Family, a Fine Art masterpiece collating generations together through old family photos and new ones.
Professional category winners
Gold in Advertising - Mikolaj Krawczunas: Ballerina
Gold in Architecture - Tommy Kwak: Lifeguard Towers
Gold in Book - Pedro Jarque Krebs: Fragile
Gold in Fine Art - Omar Torres: Ensayos del Colapso
Gold in Nature - Shirley Wung: Horse Race
Gold in Portraiture - Jamie Johnson: Growing Up Travelling book
Gold in Press - Janusz Daga: Protest in Thailand. The Milk Tea Alliance
Gold in Special - Sandra Cattaneo Adorno: Águas de Ouro
Non-Professional/Student category winners
Gold in Advertising - Antonio Coelho: Plastic, One Enemy?
Gold in Architecture - Kunkun Liu: Special Structures
Gold in Book - Francis Meslet: Abandoned Churches - Unclaimed Places of Worship
Gold in Fine Art - Diana Cheren Nguyen: The Persistence of Family
Gold in Nature - Brigitte Bouger: Abyss
Gold in Portraiture - Atoosa Alebouyeh: Me In My Point of View
Gold in Press - Shyamala Thilagaratnam: The Cuban Boxers
Gold in Special - Jun Yeh: Toilet Room
View PX3 winners' gallery here
View State of the World curated selection here
Winners' Exhibition in Paris
The PX3 exhibition will gather the 1st Place winning photographs from Px3 2020 and Px3 2021 and the curated selection of “State of the World” 2020 and 2021. The exhibition will take place October 25 to October 31, 2021 at Espace Beaurepaire, Paris.
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. A selection of work from this competition is displayed in Paris and the winners are published in the PX3 Annual Book. Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, PX3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris.
Farmani Group is a leading organization curating and promoting photography, design and architecture across the globe since 1985. The company’s key mission is to discover and promote talent in these areas through competitions, awards, exhibitions, developing artist communities, providing networking opportunities and education.