GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST
The GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST is a side event of the GRAVITY FESTIVAL, the first urban arts festival serving the planet.
The first edition of the festival will take place on May 14th and 15th 2022 at Yann Arthus Bertrand’s Foundation GoodPlanet in Paris.
This festival will have various aspects but the two main ones are:
- An artistical component with 10 graffiti artists, recognized at the world level, that will paint live in front of the public 10 artworks on the topic of the protection of environment. Also, visitors will have access to Vincent Munier’s open air exhibition and the Planet Ocean exhibition inside the Foundation’s castle.
-An informative component with two round tables by leading actors of the ecology. Also, visitors will have access to all the Foundation’s workshops.
The purpose of the festival is that all contributors, artists and speakers, contribute to raise awareness of the gravity of the current ecological situation.
The topic of the GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST is “the beauty of nature” in its broadest sense.
The presented photographs can either focus on environment and its protection, the ecological situation but also on the animal or vegetal world, landscapes.
We add an important point, beauty alone does not really make sense, a strong message must be associated with it. Furthermore, the equipment used is of no importance in the eyes of the jury, as is the professional or amateur aspect of the photographer. We simply want to see beautiful and strong pictures of nature.
Myriam Dupouy : professional photographer, speaker, trainer for the NIKON SCHOOL, the French Federation of Photography, Studio Jiminy and the Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature.
Stanley Leroux : professional photographer, Gold Medal for Photography from the National Society of Fine Arts, author of two successful monographs Cinquantièmes Hurlants and Rêveries, les éléments de l’incertitude.
Candice Coulomb: Responsible for the programming of the GoodPlanet Foundation’s events.
Jonk : professional photographer, author of several books, member of the organization team of the Gravity festival.
The twenty finalist’s photographs will be exhibited at Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Foundation GoodPlanet in Paris during the length of the festival.
The twenty finalist photographs will receive a 10% discount on a Negative+ order in store.
Photographs will be printed on Hahnemühle paper at 50x70cm. Participants who will be willing to get there framed pictures back after the festival will be able to do it at no cost. The other ones will be recycled.
The first price will also receive a voucher for a mounted print on Dibond sized 50x70cm at Negatif+ store, a book by Stanley Leroux and a book by Jonk.
The second price will also receive a voucher for a mounted print on Dibond sized 40x60cm at Negatif+ store, a book by Stanley Leroux and a book by Jonk.
The third price will also receive a voucher for a mounted print on Dibond sized 30x45cm at Negatif+ store, a book by Stanley Leroux and a book by Jonk.
All twenty finalists will receive a diploma.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
Each participant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The participant certifies the work as his or her own. The entrant allows the contest organizers to use, free of charge, the entered images for promotional purposes related to the photo contest. The winning photographs will be made available to the media who wish to announce the results of the competition. Each time the images are used, the organizers or media will quote the author's name. No photographs entered for the GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST will be offered for sale or used by any of the GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST sponsors for any commercial or other purposes.