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NOPA Member Marc Pagani Awarded First Prize – Prix de la Photographie, Paris

Marc Pagani of the United States was Awarded: First Prize in category Photojournalism for the entry titled, ” Mountaineers Series .” The jury selected 2008’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

All winning images can be viewed HERE: (scroll to Photojournalism Pro main Category, then to the Sports sub-category to see Mr. Pagani’s entries)

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

Winning entries from each category (Advertising, Photojournalism, Book, Fine Art, Nature, and Portraiture) are exhibited in Paris at the prestigious Galerie Acte 2 from June 26-28 and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book, which is distributed to galleries, agencies, publishers and bookstores worldwide.

About the Winner:
Marc Pagani is a New Orleans-based photographer specializing in Adventure Travel images. When he is not on assignment, he is sought after for his fine-art photography, his wedding photojournalism and portraiture. His work has been featured in Outside, Adventure World, Book, Groupeez, and various other international magazines and publications. He has been featured in group and solo shows in Chicago, New Orleans, and California. He is a member of the exclusive Wedding Photojournalist Association, The New Orleans Photo Alliance, and several other professional organizations. Expedition assignments have taken him to North, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. His portfolio show entitled “Scaling Mountains: Small Footprints on Big Glaciers” is currently on display in the Magazine Street Arts Corridor of New Orleans at Mojo Coffee House. His work can be viewed at

About Px3:
The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.