Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced
Anne-Claire Vimal du Monteil
Sometimes the artist knows what she wants to express, sometimes she discovers it along the way. These pictures are the first of a « fantasy tale like » series in development. It came to me through a surrealist vision: a little girl grows a hand in a pot, she lovingly and tenderly takes care of it. The plants on the wall around the girl are free and thinking creatures. The hand is one of the most expressive parts of the body. It takes, it gives and it has a great ability to express our thoughts and emotions.
Once at Parisian, now at Montrealer, Anne-Claire Vimal from Monteil, studied cinema, history of art and philosophy. She worked at the Orsay Museum and in The Archipel, a Parisian movie theater dedicated to movie music before devoting herself to photography and photographic post-production.
Her artistic projects are revolving around dreamlike, poetic or symbolic staging. Plastic experimentation is as well at the heart of her photographic work.
Awards - Applied Arts Awards 2020, Toronto : winner, Portrait category, Flower Salma Portraits
- Concours Lux 2019, Montréal: winner, In the Bedroom, personal research category and Urban Vegetation, part 2, Landscape/Nature category
- International Color Awards, ICA 12 : short list, Fine Art photography, Ghosts 03
- Monochrome Photography Awards, MPA 2018 : honorable mention, Portrait catégory, Breathe !
- Monochrome Photography Awards, MPA 2018 : honorable mention, Portrait catégory, , Fanny
- Monochrome Photography Awards, MPA 2018 : honorable mention, Portrait catégory, 5 senses, vision
- International Photography Awards IPA 2018 : honorable mention, Fine art portrait category, Apparition and various moods of a bathtub naiad
- International Photography Awards IPA 2018 : honorable mention, Fine art portrait category, Breathe !
- Applied Arts Awards 2018 : winner, Portrait category, Portrait of a bathtub naiad specimen
- Tokyo International Foto Awards TIFA 2017 : Gold Award , Fine art Category, special effects, Ghosts
- Tokyo International Foto Awards TIFA 2017 : Silver Award, Nature category, Seasons, And begins the fight
- Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 2016 : honorable mention, Ghosts