The Jury for the Prix Camera Clara 2015 was composed of Joséphine de Bodinat Moreno, founder of the Camera Clara Prize and CEO of Fondation Grésigny, Audrey Bazin, art director La Galerie Particulière – Paris – Bruxelles, Dominique de Font-Reaulx, director of Musée national Eugène Delacroix, curator at Musée du Louvre, Frédérique Babin, journalist, Diane Dufour, director of le Bal, Ute Kolmann, founder and art director of West’ ival festival in Amsterdam, Chantal Nedjib, director of communication, Guillaume Piens, Art Paris Art Fair, Michel Poivert, teacher Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Fabien Simode, editor in chief of the art review L’oeil.
I am excited to share with you my project Remnants - Searching for a Presence in Absence was recognized tonight in Paris and awarded second place in the Prix Camera Clara Awards, announced at La Bibliothèque nationale de France. Je veux remercier la Fondation Grésigny, pour le soutien de mon projet, Remnants.
The career of the man we all call the "Father of Canadian photojournalism," Ted Grant, spans more than 60 years. He won awards for those iconic images of Pierre Trudeau sliding down the banister and Ben Johnson back when he was the fastest man on earth. But perhaps most importantly, Ted is a great person. I consider myself fortunate that Ted calls me a friend. A few weeks ago we went for lunch.
Yes, that is the finger that pressed the shutter on hundreds of thousands of images stored in the Canadian archives. I hope that at 86 years of age I am as vibrant a personality and still behind the camera. Thanks for the memories Ted.
It has been an exciting and creative year, I am finishing principle shooting for Remnants, my large format portrayal of Vancouver Island, and preparing it for exhibition. I recently created 20 images on the theme of Testosterone based on images I made in Bodh Gaya India, and I began the edit of Port, a series of images of a small industrial town chasing a dream. In January, Silvia and I travel to southern India to hike across the southern tip from Chennai to Kochi.