Samantha Everton awarded second prize in the Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 2014
Santima, 2014, pigment ink on cotton rag, 101 x 149.5cm
Congratulations to Samantha Everton who has been awarded second prize in The Prix de la Photographie Paris in the portraiture category for her recent series Sang Tong. Samantha's work was selected from thousands of entries from over 85 countries. Her latest series, Sang Tong, is a series of portraits of young children adopted from Thailand and now living in Australia, including Everton’s son. Everton captures the children in fantastical scenes that reflect their innermost thoughts and emotions, bringing to life a hyper-real version of each child’s personality.
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-colour 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; Francoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Francoise 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 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.