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Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch: Lauren Marsolier

French-born Lauren Marsolier started taking photos when she was 12, but it was during her early twenties, while printing in the darkroom and finding she could control the final print, that her interest in photography was fully realised. “I liked the idea of actually making an image, not just taking it,” she comments. For Marsolier, who’s been based in Los Angeles for the past three years, making photographs is the first step in her creative process. Her hyper-real images are shot in different places over the course of several months, then altered, layered and blended into seamless digital compositions. “I’m interested in how we perceive and define reality, and how today’s gigantic flow of images is changing the way we relate to the physical world,” she says. “I am fascinated by the mind and how to reflect subjective experiences in pictures.”.…READ MORE HERE

LWCC1 Playground 2Image © Lauren Marsolier.

More of Lauren’s work here

British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch: Pari Dukovic

Pari Dukovic has been selected as one of BJP’s 20 photographers to watch in 2013

pari-dukovic-01-1Image © Pari Dukovic.

Born in Istanbul in 1984, Pari Dukovic got into shooting stills through his father, who wasn’t a photographer but had worked in a portrait studio as a teenager, “pulling the glass plates and taking them to the printer to be enlarged for silver gelatin prints”. The excitement of that experience was passed on to his son.

 “He has always been my biggest inspiration and the strongest supporter of my journey to become a photographer, and was a big influence on me picking up a camera and starting to shoot,” says the 27-year-old, who now lives in New York. “I got my first camera as a birthday present when I was eight – an all-mechanical Zenit 122. It was a huge camera for me as a little boy, but my dad wanted to get me a real camera that would last a long time. At that age, I was just taking family pictures for fun, but things started to click when I was about 14, when I started looking at books by famous photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson. I loved his work. Growing up in Istanbul, a city with such old-world charm, made me connect with his work, especially the photographs of the streets of Paris.”.….MORE

From a series Fields of Glory, see more on the website here

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Voies Off Prize – Photography Competition for young photographers

Since 1996, Voies off presents a wide vision of the international emerging photography through the selections for the Voies off Prize. The Voies Off prize is awarded to an artist for the clarity of his/her vision and the high quality of his/her work. The laureate receives a grant of 2,500 euros during the Voies Off festival of « rencontres d’arles », at the beginning of July.

Acclaimed by internationals experts, the Voies Off Prize represents a real opportunity for the career of a young photographer. Aware of the wealth of the students photographic works, I request your collaboration to be able to communicate at best this call to application within your school.

Concerning the modalities, the students can submit an application on their proper name, if they need. In this case, the participation fee is 25 euros.

Please be also aware of the possibility for a school or a group of students to deposit a collective application. The participation fee is 25 euros for the collective and then 10 euros per student.

You can download the call for submissions and the rules at the following address: