4 Spéos graduates were awarded at the Px3 Paris Photography Prize competition this year.
This Prize strives to promote an appreciation of photography, discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. The Paris Photography Prize was founded in 2007, and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe.
Spéos 2010 Alumni Medina Dugger won Silver in Fine Art/Collage with her series « Enshroud ». Medina is a Californian photographer based in Lagos, Nigeria. Through collage and photography, her work focuses on contemporary and timeless themes such as acculturation, ethnocentrism, cultural homogenization, globalization, identity, tradition, modernity, imagination, form and feminine style. Her work challenges Western prejudices about race, colour and the perception of otherness.
Spéos 2018 Alumni Lina Benouhoud won Bronze in Fine Art/Still Life with her series « Parisian Buildings ». Moroccan photographer, Lina is also a designer and an interior designer. Her work plays with space, emptiness, presence, light and its lack.
Spéos 2014 Alumni Ottavia Fabbri won Bronze in Press/Feature Story for her series « Munegascu ». Ottavia is an Italian documentary photographer specializing in human rights, the environment and public health. Born and raised in the Principality of Monaco, a sovereign state of 2 km², the second smallest country in the world, Ottavia has developed a deep interest in travel and documentation of the world.
Spéos 2016 Alumni Elena Tyutina won the Bronze Award in the Advertising/Beauty category with her series« Yellow Bloom ». Elena is a photographer of Ukrainian origin based in Tokyo and working in the field of fashion and fine arts photography. Her strong affinity with nature and her poetic attraction for solitude, often characteristic of the so-called Russian soul, shaped Elena’s photographic vision.