It’s within our name. Paris ART and Movie Awards. Why is that ? Because cinema is art, of course. But what about art ? What is the art, is it the goal, the end of the trail, or what you see walking along ? Is art what we are, or what we want to show of ourselves ?
Today, art is becoming, again, a tool we have to use to react to society, our ways of live. Art is what connects us to the others, what helps us focus on our humanity, or the spark that makes us want to destroy it all… And start again from scratch. To me, art is life.
Matt Beurois, founder of the Paris Art and Movie Awards.
~ 2018 ART ~
Here are the 4 artists selected to compete as Best Art Photographer of the year.
LADIES MARKET by Vikram Valluri, USA
« The motivation of my artistic journey is to unveil the rich sociologies of everyday life. I was seven when my family moved to the US from Hyderabad, India and was raised by my single mother. I realized that everything in mainstream media stood in stark contrast of my own reality. I am intrigued by these conflicting and often converging realities and through my lens, I hope to provoke my audience to look anew at the diversity of our human experience, while challenging us to break stereotypes and rethink conventionally accepted wisdom.
In this photo, Mother and son walk into the frame of mirrors at Laad Bazaar (ladies market) in Hyderabad, India. »
~ 2017 ART ~
Here are the 4 artists selected to compete as Best Art Photographer of the year. Each selected artist has been reviewed by another artist, from the festival, or from another field. Discover this crossover.
SEA AND SALT by Wellington Rodrigues, GERMANY > 2017 WINNER
Spain has many impressive landscapes and fascinating destinations, but one of the most amazing natural resorts are the salty pink lakes in Torrevieja. In this beautiful coastal resort you can find two beautiful salt lakes: a blue-green one called La Mata lagoon and the other, of an impressive pink colour, known as Torrevieja lagoon; both connected to the sea by canals.
In the 19th century, the salt was mainly shipped from the town by Swedish and Dutch ships. At the time, there was only limited demand from other regions of Spain, mainly Galicia and to a lesser extent, Valencia.
FACES OF THE EARTH by Merthan Kortan, TURKEY
« There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. » Ansel AdamsI think portrait photography is the most important part of the photography. What inspires me is simply « People’s emotions, lives and situations ». Your subject is the hero of your shot and life. You capture history. You touch other lives and learn their story.My photos are taken from the some cities of Turkey.
FREEDOM, by Andrea Busco, ITALY
Love, loss and reflecting what is true.To live is not to breathe but to act. It is to make use of our organs, our senses, our faculties, of all the parts of ourselves which give us the sentiment of our existence.” Jean Jacques RousseauShe was going to die, you see. Or go mad. There was no way she would still be here. I doubted she would even make the next ten minutes. In her out-of body state, her arms were extended parallel to her physical body.
THE CABIN, by Taylor Ann, USA
A lonely little cabin on a little grassy hill.
Just shy of being 180 years old, this little historic cabin never fails to leave you wondering. What was life like when this small home had a family within its walls? What stories could the logs tell and show if they could?
A tiny room, just one room, a little stove fireplace with an old table and two chairs on a dusty wooden floor. All within the perimeter of a small rustic fence, on the property of a local township park, it was moved from its original location across town for the enjoyment of all who visit this park.
How many stories could it tell us that have happened in it over its lifetime? We’ll never know, because even cabins have their secrets.