Photographs of people and places in the Outer Hebrides by Laetitia Vançon are to be on display in three different European capital cities following her latest award success.
French-born, Munich-based photographer Laetitia – who spent much of 2016-17 in the Western Isles – has been awarded third place in the 27th international Prix Roger Pic 2019 for her At The End Of The Day sequence of photographs from the islands.
The works will be exhibited from June 11 to October 25th at Galerie de la société civile des auteurs multimedia, 5, avenue Vélasquez in Paris beside the other two winners. Laetitia says these are “one of my favourite photographer Dennis Dailleux from Agence VU with his work “In Ghana, we should meet again” and the famous Tomas Van Houtryve from agence VII. My head is spinning ... pinch me it can’t be true!”
During April, Laetitia was announced as 3rd place winner of the category ‘Professional Portraiture’ at the Sony World Photography Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious in the photography scene. The ceremony was in London on April 17.
The contest, put together by the World Photography Organisation, is divided into ten professional categories, as well as overall open, youth and student sections. This year the organisation received a record-breaking 326,997 submissions from 195 countries around the world, all “presenting the world’s finest contemporary photography captured over the past year”.
And from June 1, Laetitia’s work will also be on show in Vienna at the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo, the largest photography festival in Europe which moved to Baden near Vienna in 2018.
The “Who’s Who” of photography have the opportunity to show off a fascinating world of pictures in a gigantic open-air gallery, all as part of the free exhibition open until 30 September under the motto of “Hymn to the Earth”.