Claudia Imbert Arcimboldo Award 2012
Since 1999 the "Gens d'Images" Association has been presenting the annual Prix Arcimboldo for a photographer who uses new technologies both for creating and manipulating photography, resulting in a digital work that “preserves the human dimension in the creative process”.
The prize offers 8000€ by the Swiss Life Foundation who guarantee the acquisition of at least one work.
Out of 34 qualified candidates, the jury for this 14th edition selected, on February 16, 2012, Claudia Imbert for her work entitled “The Uncertain Family”. Armelle Canitrot, who sponsored this application, defined her work as “neither idyllic about nor critical against the family, her pictures evoke an ambiguity about family life, taken between the promise of a reassuring cocoon and the risk of a stifling shackle.”
Born in 1971, Claudia Imbert studied at Dade College of Miami (USA), at the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle in Paris and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs also in Paris. She was Laureate of the BnF Bourse du Talent Award in 2007, had an honorable mention for the Prix Lucien et Rodolf Hervé in 2008 and won the Prix de la Jeune Création 2011.
Her work will be on display as of May 31, 2012, in association with Epson at the Basia Embiricos Gallery – 14 rue des Jardins de Saint Paul, 75003, Paris.
Previous winners included: Alain Delorme (2007), Jean-François Rauzier (2008), Mathieu Bernard-Reymond (2009), Muriel Bordier (2010), honorable mention to Nicolas Dhervillers and Alexis Cordesse (2011), honorable mention to Gilles Desrozier.