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Bronze in Nature/Trees
Iris van Loon
A beautiful old curly beech tree seen on a walking trail in the
South of Sweden.
I want to capture the beauty out of something that is mundane.
My photography is inspired by the desire to hard copy all the beauty that comes in front of my lens. Perhaps this motivation is rooted in my travels, which began at an early age. I was born in the Netherlands and growing up, our navy family moved every three years. When I was 12 years old, we moved to Curaçao, an island in the Caribbean, where I got my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic. From that time on, photography has been my passion.
Once I left home, I kept on moving, and in my twenties I lived in the Middle East for four years, after which I backpacked for months through Southeast Asia before settling down for eight years on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. In 2004, I moved to Kingston with my Canadian husband.
I would call myself an intuitive photographer with an impulsive bent, so my work is not entirely consistent; rather, it reflects a wide variety of different themes.
It is what catches my eye and the lens of my camera at that one moment in life.
Awards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris
IRIS VAN LOON OF CANADA WAS AWARDED THIRD PRIZE IN THE PX3 2015 COMPETITION.
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2015 COMPETITION.
Iris van Loon of Canada was Awarded: Third Prize in category Portraiture for the entry entitled, " The Wool Dyer ." The jury selected PX3 2015’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.
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 près 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; Françoise Paviot, ; 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 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.
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-color Px3 Annual Book.
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