/ 2020 / Special / Street Photography

Pigalle Basketball

  • Prize
    Bronze in Special/Street Photography
  • Company
    Joel Odesser Photography
  • Photographer
    Joel Odesser
  • Credit
    Joel Odesser

Pigalle district is infamously known for being the Red Light district of Paris, and home to the renowned Moulin Rouge.
It is also the living place of a vibrant community, who was recently gifted with this colourful redesign of Pigalle-Duperré, the regular basketball hang out for many youngsters of the neighbourhood.

As a visual artist and photographer, my inspiration is intimately connected to my passion for travel. I am lucky to have lived internationally and discovered diverse cultures. This has shaped my photographic expression to an unexpected paradox: the exploration of contrasts between the gentle and abstract beauty lying in Nature, compared to rich and overloaded urban environments.

Awards 2020 - Bronze winner - PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS AWARDS (PX3) photo competition - Special / Street Photography

Honorable Mention - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA) photo competition - Editorial-Conflict

Honorable Mention - BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (BIFA) photo competition - People / Life style

2017 - Silver winner - PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS AWARDS (PX3) photo competition - Book Proposal / Nature

Bronze winner - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA) photo competition - Science, Environment

2016 - Silver winner - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA) photo competition - Science, Environment

Bronze winner - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA) 2016 photo competition - Editorial, Environmental

2015 - Honorable Mention - PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS AWARDS (PX3) photo competition - Press/Travel/Tourism

2014 - First price - ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE HONG KONG photo competition "On joue sur la terre" ("Games on Earth")

2010 - Honorable Mention - INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS (IPA) photo competition