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2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris Competiton, Bronze and Honorable Mention Awards

I am thrilled to announce that I have just received two Bronze awards and one Honorable Mention, in the Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition.  "The Perfect Wife" won Bronze in the Fine Art category and "Feeling Groovy" won Bronze in the Portraiture category.   "Feeling Groovy" also received Honorable Mention, in the Fine Art category. The jury selected PX3 2014’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 Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

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 http://px3.fr

Feeling Groovy

The Perfect Wife

©Raina Stinson Photography

60's Mod Shoot

Check out the photos, and video from my most recent shoot for my series, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".  This was another fun family collaboration.  My son, Tyler Verigin, filmed and produced the video.  His partner, Sarah Q was my beautiful model.  My sister, Michele Wade, did an amazing job with the hair and makeup.  The music is from Portland band, Moon By You.  Tyler is the drummer and Sarah is lead singer and guitarist.  Our family friend, Ben Braden worked very hard as my assistant.  We had such a great time creating these images. Enjoy!

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Do you want to see what goes on behind the scenes?  Check out this video. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=659126190829792&set=vb.158442534231496&type=2&theater

Check out Moon By You's new CD, Vacuum Dream Machine, at  www.moonbyyou.bandcamp.com

To see more of Michele's work go to her FB page,  www.facebook.com/mwadehair4u

PDX Photo Month Exhibit

I am pleased to announce that my photo "Be Happy" was accepted into the PDX Photo Month Exhibit, at Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, curated by Chris Bennett.  This photo is  from  my series, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". Artist reception April 12th 6-9pm.  You won't want to miss this exhibit, April 12th through May 6th.

Hairstylist: Michele Wade Models: Malia Rodgers, and Abigail Van Horn Set Design Assistant:  Justine Verigin

If you want to see more photos from my "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" series, check out my website at www.rainastinsonphotography.com

The 6th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award

Today has been an amazing day for me.  I received an email informing me that I was chosen as one of 12 recipients for the 6th  Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award For Women Photographers.  This is an international award that is sponsored by the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards.  Three of my photographs were chosen to be on exhibition at the 3rd International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography which will open on September 18th, 2014 running until November 9th, 2014, at the Municipal Museum of Malaga, Spain, the home city of Picasso.  These particular photographs are very dear to my heart.  My niece Malia Rodgers is the model in all three photos, my sister Michele Wade, did the hair, makeup, and assisted with styling and set design,  and my daughter, Justine Verigin assisted with set design and styling.  I feel so blessed to have such a talented family to work with, and I am incredibly grateful to be able to create art with some of the people that I love the most in my life. Wow!  I am going to Spain!

My photos were chosen in three different categories.

"Eye Candy", was selected in the fine art and portrait categories.

©Raina Stinson Photography_Eye Candy

"Donut Madness", was selected in the fine art and portrait categories.

Donut Madness

"The Perfect Wife" was selected in the "Invisible Women" Category, and was awarded second place in this category.  Here is an explanation of this category.   "The Invisible Women", images of the multitasking effort of women, often with little recognition, at home, work, caring...Discrimination of women in the world is still a very real problem. Even though huge strides against it in US and many European countries, it is still devastating throughout the world.  In Africa there is still female genital mutilation. Throughout Asia, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, Africa and central and Eastern Europe trafficking is still a huge problem… Images for documentary can always make a difference…"

The Perfect Wife
The Perfect Wife

 Here is a link to the results from the competition  if you are interested in looking at the other photographers work.  There are so many amazing images.   http://www.call4artists.com/6th_Cameron.html#list_cameron