Paris Photography Prize Success

Fashion Photography lecturer’s photograph wins bronze in international award.

A photograph by Yiannis Katsaris, who teaches BA Fashion Photography in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Met, has been included in the bronze category of Le Prix De La Photographie de Paris 2020.

Natalie in Quarantine,Day #5, which features in the portraiture category of the prestigious international awards, was taken in April and features Yiannis’ wife Natalie who is pregnant with twins. The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (P×3) promote the appreciation of photography, discovering emerging talent and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. The annual prize received over 5,000 entries from 120 countries this year and is judged by a jury panel of eminent professionals.

About Natalie in Quarantine Day #5

Yiannis said: “My wife, Natalie, is now five months pregnant with twins. Reflecting on our insecurities about the Coronavirus pandemic, I photographed her wearing a face mask and gloves –the iconic apparatus of protection against the new virus. We decided to leave our home in London and return temporarily to our city of birth, Athens, Greece. The relocation has put us in a compulsory 14-days-quarantine, while the whole country is in lockdown. None of our plans for the future will be as we had thought. The pandemic is affecting everything –the birth of our children, our jobs, our income, our home.”

Image: Natalie in Quarantine, Day #5 ( Detail) by Yiannis Katsaris

Full portrait image here

Woman in face mask with gloved hand resting on pregnant belly