The stated mission of the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) is 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 displayed in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
The competition is juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners consultants, creative directors, and art directors.
As readers of this blog know, I'm not enthusiastic about photographic competitions since most of them are poorly managed, some have outright dubious agendas and are generally rights-grabbers, but Px3 2008 impressed me with the quality of its results.
Here are some of my favorite results:
Photojournalism: Photographer of the Year: Balasz Gardi. "The Valley"
Photojournalism Pro: First Place: Eddie Gerald. "The Cave Dwellers"
Travel: First Place: William Huber. "Abu Dhabi"
Portraiture Pro: First Place: Reimar Juul. "Hijras".
Book Proposal: 2nd Place: Anthony Kurtz. "India: Beautiful Struggle".
Photo Journalism Non Pro: 3rd Place: Larry Louie. "Tibetan Women".
Portraiture Non Pro: 1st Place: Faisal Almalki . "A Thousand Stories".