Paris, Salon de la Photo 2011: Zoom
The Zooms, created by the organizers of the Salon de la Photo, and awarded for the first time in 2010, are awards “aimed at supporting and enhancing the profession of photographer and creating public awareness of the problems in exercising that profession.”
The photo press Zoom award:
Twelve editor-in-chiefs or senior editors have chosen an “emerging” professional photographer (French or living in France) recognizing a talent which is “still little known or has not received enough recognition.”
Dimitri Beck, Polka magazine
Sophie Bernard, Images magazine
Guy Boyer, Connaissances des Arts
Stéphane Brasca, De l’Air
Guy-Michel Cogné, Nat’Images
Didier de Faÿs, Photographie.com
Agnès Grégoire, Photo
Sylvie Hugues, Réponses Photo
Ronan Loaëc, Chasseur d’Images
Nicolas Mériau, Image & Nature
Vincent Trujillo, Le Monde de la Photo
Bruno Waraschitz, Déclic Photo
This past September 13th, the jury, chaired by Lucien Clergue, photographer and academician, chose the 2011 winner.
Complete information on the ZOOMS 2011:
The public Zoom award
The same selection was submitted to the vote of the public on the Salon de la Photo website from June to September. The twelve nominees were presented, each one with five photos, their biographies and the presentation texts written by their respective sponsoring publications. The winner was chosen by the 18,860 voters.
Lucien Clergue, 2011 jury president, announced the winners in the presence of Baudoin Prové, Sipec president, and Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, general salon curator, on October 6, 2011 at 11 am.
The press Zoom was awarded to Alexandre Parrot, sponsored by Sylvie Hugues, managing editor of Réponses Photo.
The public Zoom was awarded by the 18,860 public voters to Emmanuel Boitier, sponsored by Guy-Michel Cogné, managing editor of Nat Images.
The winners will be honored by an exhibition of 20 photos during the Salon de la Photo, an exhibition which afterwards will tour FNAC Galleries in 2012.
Alexandre Parrot is 24 and lives near Metz. “Self-educated” and of the opinion that all art form is derived from personal experience, he has stayed away from schools, preferring to evolve alone and without constraints. An accident and its physical after-effects led him to change directions and turn toward photography, a “hobby” which quickly became his main activity. He is the author of several photographic series (Les petits riens; Etrange campagne; Souvenir d’Elle; Pola….) which he tries to distribute through exhibitions, publications and competitions. He won the 2011 Ordre de Mission sponsored by Réponses Photo, an award for best photographer of the year.
Emmanuel Boitier was born in 1971 in Burgundy. He developed an interest in photography at the age of ten. Living in the countryside around Nevers, he photographed animals and flowers he encountered during his escapades. Between 1995 and 2005, he wrote and illustrated local naturalist publications. His images of landscapes, fauna and flora have been published in the magazines Terre Sauvage and Géo. In 2009, he became a professional photographer and published Le Petit Peuple des Maures, published by Biotope, and he received his first award in an international photo contest: runner-up in the category “Other Animals.” In 2010 and 2011, two of his photos also received awards in the ASFERICO international competition.
Salon de la Photo
from October 6 to 10, 2011
Open from 10 am to 7pm every day
Opening at 9 am Saturday October 8
Closing Monday, October 10 at 6 pm
Porte de Versailles, hall 4 – Paris