The 2009 winners of our photo prize(s)

The grand opening of our photo exhibition was a wild success! And the winners of this years prizes are… Evangelia Kranioti and Riichi Yamaguchi. Read on for all the details of the 2009 exhibition…

photo : Riichi Yamaguchi
photo: Riichi Yamaguchi

The winner of the Virginie Clément prize, voted for by the staff of our hotels, is Riichi Yamaguchi. They loved his photo taken at the Hôtel du Panthéon and really liked the clever text that goes with it. As Riichi lives in Japan, his prize – a 3-litre bottle of champagne – will be waiting for him in Paris for his next trip.

You can see his winning photo, read the text and peruse a mini-gallery of his work here.

Riichi’s official site is here: www.riichiyamaguchi.com

And the grand prize of 3,000€, voted for by a jury of industry professionals, goes to Evangelia Kranioti. Her quirky photo taken at the Hôtel Ferrandi (currently undergoing major renovation to become a luxury hotel with a new name) won unanimous praise and Evangelia seemed delighted to have won! Congratualtions!

You can see her winning photo, read the text and peruse a mini-gallery of her work here.

Evangelia’s official site is here: www.evangeliakranioti.com

photo: Evangelia Kranioti

We’d like to remind you that the 2009 exhibition of A Hotel Photo, An Artist’s View is open every day except Sundays from 1.30 – 6.30pm until 16th October at the Théâtre de l’Odéon (here) and it’s FREE! We’ll even give you the luxury program as a souvenir. That’s how nice we are. The exhibition shows all the photos from 2008, some accompanied by the other choices that the photographers considered (interesting!).

Our report about the setting up of the exhibition is here.

And don’t forget that the 2009 exhibition is also your chance to see a new video work and two large format photos by artists Combes&Renaud. More information about this carte blanche here.

To add our exhibition to your Google Calendar (dates and venue), click the button below.

And here are a few photos of the opening night, a real success! The Théâtre de l’Odéon (that we’d like to thank again) had to close their doors at one point because there were just too many people! 60 bottles of champagen were guzzled in record time, the canapés were delicious and everyone seemed happy. Check out the crowd on the terrace…

photos: JasonW

And our photo project continues!

To take a look at the ongoing gallery of this year’s photographer (those that will be in the exhibition next year), click here.

To see who has been selected to take part in the project in 2010, click here.