The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) and State of the World photo competitions have 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 this October. 

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

 

 

Growing Up Travelling book by Jamie Johnson
The Persistence of Family by Diana Cheren Nygren

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

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The "Prix de la Photographie", Paris (PX3) is a photography award that strives to promote appreciation of photography, discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris.  The Paris Photography Prize was founded in 2007 and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe.

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Paris Photo Prize Exhibition at the “Espace Beaurepaire” where category winners and the second place Winners of PX3 and "State of the World" 2020 and 2021 will be showcased/projected.

Official Opening Event starting 18:00 October 26, Exhibition open to view from October 26 - 31, from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm daily. 

Exhibition: From October 26 to October 31, from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm daily
Location: 28 Rue Beaurepaire, 75010 Paris, France

New Year Message from PX3 Founder and President, Hossein Farmani:

As Founder and President of Farmani Group, it has always been a core part of my life's mission to support worthy causes and those in need. In 1987 I set up the Focus On AIDS foundation, a volunteer-based non-profit organization dedicated to AIDS research, care, and education. A few years later I started the Asha Karina hospital for children in Mysore India, and since then, my organization has continued its unceasing efforts to support charity organizations and foundations all over the world.
 
In 2020, as the world faced unprecedented challenges, Farmani Group stepped up in a big way. The International Design Awards gave $15,000 in grants to designers, challenging them to find ways to solve crucial problems related to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We also committed to match all cash prizes given to winners of our photography awards with donations to local charities selected by the winning photographers, in their local communities.
Through these avenues, over $80,000 has been donated in 2020 to organisations and people in need all over the world.
 
As we say goodbye to 2020 and greet a new year, I know we all hope that in 2021, with the COVID vaccine on its way, we will have a better and happier year ahead of us. But whatever the future brings, Farmani Group is committed to doing our part in bringing awareness to global challenges and helping those in need in whatever way we can.
 
And we encourage you to take a moment and consider how you, too, can contribute to improve the lives of those in need in your community.
We wish each of you a Happy New year!
 
Hossein Farmani

New Year Message from PX3 Founder and President, Hossein Farmani:

As Founder and President of Farmani Group, it has always been a core part of my life's mission to support worthy causes and those in need. In 1987 I set up the Focus On AIDS foundation, a volunteer-based non-profit organization dedicated to AIDS research, care, and education. A few years later I started the Asha Karina hospital for children in Mysore India, and since then, my organization has continued its unceasing efforts to support charity organizations and foundations all over the world.
 
In 2020, as the world faced unprecedented challenges, Farmani Group stepped up in a big way. The International Design Awards gave $15,000 in grants to designers, challenging them to find ways to solve crucial problems related to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We also committed to match all cash prizes given to winners of our photography awards with donations to local charities selected by the winning photographers, in their local communities.
Through these avenues, over $80,000 has been donated in 2020 to organisations and people in need all over the world.
 
As we say goodbye to 2020 and greet a new year, I know we all hope that in 2021, with the COVID vaccine on its way, we will have a better and happier year ahead of us. But whatever the future brings, Farmani Group is committed to doing our part in bringing awareness to global challenges and helping those in need in whatever way we can.
 
And we encourage you to take a moment and consider how you, too, can contribute to improve the lives of those in need in your community.
We wish each of you a Happy New year!
 
Hossein Farmani

Charities benefitted through PX3:

Organisations that received a total of $12,250.

Charities benefitted through State of the World:

Organisations that received a total of $5,000.

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It is with regret that we write to let you know that due to the current situation with the Covid-19  Pandemic and local restrictions in France, we have had to once again postpone the Px3 Winners exhibition which was scheduled December 14 to December 20, 2020, at Espace Beaurepaire in Paris, until further notice.

We sincerely regret the circumstances which have made this decision necessary, and not being able to exhibit your outstanding work as planned. We are hoping to reschedule the exhibition for some time in 2021. We will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans as soon as it is possible to reschedule.

We look forward to celebrating your talent and presenting your images to the creative circles of Paris when it becomes safe for all participants.