Sharing some good news

I wanted to share some good news I got last night.  I won a silver medal at the Prix de la Photographie Paris.  I’m truly honored, considering the list of jurors.   Here’s the press release they issued:


WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris

Mark Olwick of United States was Awarded Second Prize in the Altered Images Competition.

Paris, France Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) announces winners of Altered Images competition.

Mark Olwick of United States was Awarded: Second Prize in category Altered Images for the entry entitled, ” Three elephants, Botswana .”The jury selected Altered Images’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

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 Editorof Time Magazine, New York.

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. Visit

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About the Winner: Mark Olwick is a fine art photographer based in Seattle, Washington.

Contact Mark Olwick:

The best part of the press release?  Not a single mention of gear!

You can see the photo on my site – it’s the first one on the home page.  It’s also in the Africa gallery.




  1. to your destiny – great news! i beg to differ about the best part of the release. it’s ” Mark Olwick of United States was Awarded…Mark Olwick is a fine art photographer based in Seattle, Washington.”

  2. Congrats Mark! That is a huge honor. I totally agree on your comment about no mention of equipment. It is about the art and no one should ever care about the process. Great job!

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