This post was originally posted on Jun 11, 2017.
Update: Winning Entries / Honorable mentions
20 août 2017 - Je viens de recevoir une très belle nouvelle du concours international de photographie noir et blanc "London Monovisions Awards 2017"! Parmi les 4 000 participants au concours, le jury me décerne 2 mentions honorables mes photos "A Bedouin in Wadi Rum" (catégorie Voyage) et "Stormy night in Dubai Marina" (catégorie Paysages). Cette dernière photo trône d'ailleurs fièrement sur le mur de mon salon en version 24"x36" sur aluminum brossé.
August 20th 2017 - I have just received very exciting news from the international black and white photography contest " London Monovisions Awards 2017 "! Among the 4 000 participants, the jury awards me 2 honorable mentions for my photos " A Bedouin in wadi rum " (Travel Category) and " Stormy night in Dubai Marina " (Landscape Category).
1 - Stormy night in Dubai Marina (single)
Black and white photograph of Dubai Marina taken on November 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm.
I lived in Dubai from 2012 to 2015. From the balcony of my apartment, I had this wonderful view of Dubai Marina. In the center of the photo is the Dubai Marina Yacht Club and higher up in the sky, the sparkling antenna of the Diamond Tower located in the Jumeirah Lake Towers area, across the Sheikh Zayed Highway. It rarely rains in Dubai but at the approach of winter, the weather changes and sometimes brings rain and even thunderstorms. Capturing an electric storm in Dubai was a rare opportunity that I was quick to grasp.
2 - A Bedouin in Wadi Rum (single)
Photograph taken on May 26, 2012 in Jordan. After visiting Petra, my wife and I went to visit the fantastic desert of Wadi Rum also known as The Valley of the Moon, where the famous movie "Lawrence of Arabia" by David Lean was filmed in 1962. I took this picture of our guide while he was browsing the fabulous scenery of Wadi Rum in search of the best route. The black and white beautifully renders all the beauty of this place.
3 - Dubai's Real Heroes (series)
I was fortunate to live in Dubai from 2012 to 2015. This was an extraordinary opportunity to study and teach photography. During these 3 years, I had time to discover Dubai and met dozens of low-paid migrant workers, most from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, who came to Dubai to support their families. This series of 8 photos is a tribute to the courage of these anonymous workers.