SOURCE: Tony DeSantis Photography

June 23, 2015 14:59 ET

Orange County (CA) Architectural Photographer Takes First Place in International Photography Contest

Tony DeSantis Awarded First Place Winner of PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) - Orange County (CA) Photographer Tony DeSantis of Tony DeSantis Photography ( was awarded First Place prize in the 2015 PX3 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION in Paris, France. The award was for First Prize in the Fine Art-Professional category for his entry entitled, "Light Defined." The jury selected PX3 2015's winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. The award winning photos are of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.

DeSantis specializes in creating artistic, sophisticated, fine art Black and White presentations of Architecture that he photographs. Most of the Architecture photographed to date has been in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. 

"I am thrilled to win this award in the Professional Fine Art category. Last year I won second place in the Fine Art-non-professional category, and I am pleased to be recognized by such an outstanding panel of judges for this award in this category," said DeSantis.

His winning photo will be exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color 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 pres 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; Frangoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Frangoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Oilier, 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 Sevigne Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnes Voltz, Director of Chambre Avecues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

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