Roger Pic Prize 2010
Created by the Scam (Civil Society of Multimedia Authors), the “Scam
Grand Prize for Portfolios” took on the name Roger Pic in honor of its
founder. With a prize package worth €4500 and an exhibition at the Scam headquarters, the prize awards a portfolio comprised of 15 pictures. In 2010, the Roger Pic Scam prize jury, led by Alain Genestar, selected Philippe Marinig for his portfolio “O Sumo San”.
During a trip to Japan, Philippe Marinig became fascinated by the Sumo world, art and mystical expression of the Shinto religion. Thanks to his patience and humility, he was slowly adopted by the wrestlers and their peers, obtaining the extraordinary right to photograph them.
For two years, and several trips, he took pictures of the 5am training
sessions, their warm-ups in the hallways that lead to the Dojo, and
their unchanged pre-combat rituals. An unparalleled look at this
Born in 1962, Philipppe Marinig studied photography at the Fine Arts
Institute of Boston. In Paris, he became a freelance photographer for
“Liberation” and “Globe” while working at “Picto”, becoming director
of the laboratory’s Cape Town branch. Since 2006, he has devoted his time to personal projects and commissions, bringing him from Africa to Japan to Europe. “O Sumo San” was previously exposed at the French Institue of Tokyo.
Two other remarkable portfolios will also be exhibited at the Scam:
“Sister Self” by Claudine Doury (Agence VU’) and “Ghetto Ghosts” by
Vladimir Vasilev. Bernard Perrine
Exhibition at the Scam from November 30, 2010 through January 30, 2011.