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July 02, 2012 Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition Announces its 2012 Winners
Adri Berger received Silver and Bronze awards in the 2012 Prix de la Photographie Paris competition, which received thousands of entries from over 85 countries. He received Silver in catagory PRESS / Nature and Environmental, for his entry titled: BURNING CHARCOAL. He also received a Bronze in catagory Portraiture / Culture, for his entry titled: BATHING, NORTHERN LAOS.
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, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; 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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Silver in Press, Nature & Environment
Bronze in Portraiture & Culture
The rampant trade of wildlife in Viet Nam has pushed many animal and plant species dangerously close to extinction, threatening not only the species and natural resources of the country and its neighbours, but Vietnamese livelihoods as well.
The survey conducted was done by TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Indochina, the wildlife trade monitoring network of WWF and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
The survey revealed the use of wildlife products in Ha Noi is widespread. Forty five per cent of wild animal product users consume wildlife animal products up to three times per year, and up to 19 per cent consume the products more than three times per year.
WWF Greater Mekong Programme announced a variety of activities that are part of a campaign targeting the illegal and unsustainable consumption of wildlife products in Ha Noi. Using the information gained from the survey and employing the talents of Dutch photographer Adri Berger, Saatchi & Saatchi have designed visual concepts for a series of highly original, eye-catching ads.
WWF has chosen to publish the ads in Vietnamese newspapers and magazines whose readership reflects the largest groups of wildlife consumers, which includes businessmen, government officers, and well-educated, wealthy people.