Prix Talents MAP 2014 3rd Prize : Danielle Houghton – The Eye of Photography

Prix Talents MAP 2014 3rd Prize : Danielle Houghton

“As a street photographer in Dublin, my project aims to explore new ways of documenting our streets. A ‘street” can now be represented in non-traditional ways. It’s about feeling the place where life takes place, in a park, on the seaside or inside. My photographs capture candid moments, concentrated on sometimes humorous elements of composition that seem pleasing to the eye. Human and animal behavior is fascinating, and I plan to develop and expend this project with the same passion.”

Prix Talents MAP 2014 1st Prize : Shin Noguchi – The Eye of Photography

Prix Talents MAP 2014 1st Prize : Shin Noguchi

“Everyone lives their lives desperately. Sometimes alone, sometimes with the help of others, sometimes crying, laughing… I photograph daily life for its singular beauty. I want people to enjoy these extraordinary moments that exist in our daily, ordinary lives. I’m here, only here. You’re here, only here. Don’t try too hard. Do your best. You are so beautiful. Your life is so precious.”

Keeping True to an Iranian Vision, Minus Big Money

Keeping True to an Iranian Vision, Minus Big Money

“I had to make a choice between my artistic freedom and my dignity, or the glory of something that is not real or not mine when it comes to what kind of book do I have,” Ms. Tavakolian said in a phone interview from Tehran. “This is a universal subject, not just about Iran. It is a subject all photographers are facing, but they do not talk about it. This is the only thing I have. It’s my vision, my artistic freedom.”