Melbourne-based photographer wins Silver at 2018 Px3 competition

Melbourne-based photographer, Sharon Blance has been awarded Silver in the Advertising category of the 2018 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) competition. The winning image, Album Cover: This Version is No Longer Supported, is a striking double portrait of Australian experimental music composers Matt Rankin and Vanessa Nimmo, was commissioned for their debut album. It was chosen by a jury panel from over 7,000 entries from 100 countries around the world.

"This Version Is No Longer Supported" – final album cover image. © Sharon Blance.

Shot in studio using coloured lights and a digital projector, the image combines the faces of the two composers with musical computer code in a retro-futuristic vibe.

Check out this link for more information about the winning image.


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. The Paris Photography Prize was founded in 2007 and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-colour Px3 Annual Book.

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.