Roy Zhang is one of the nominees of the 2012 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Annual Photography Award. Roy Zhang was a trained interior designer before switching track to become a photographer on a journey of self-expression. Roy recently presented his works at Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2012. You may check him out at http://royzhang.com.
The better question is – What is ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Annual Photography Award? ICON de Martell Bleu was established in 2010 by Martell Cordon Bleu to award the photographer who has shown originality of vision, presented thought-provoking ideas, explored new concepts and demonstrated a commitment to his or her art through the use of the photographic medium. It honours the totality of the artist’s body of work and practice.
In addition to the cash prize of $30,000, the winner of ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu will also receive the ICON de Martell Bleu trophy, a trip to Cognac, France and a chance to publish a photography book. Two runners-up will each be honoured with the Discernment Award and cash prize of $8,000.
The members of the public are encouraged to vote for their photographer online at http://www.icon-martellcondonbleu.com or to cast their vote at the ICON de Martell Bleu exhibition in the The Timeless Capsule from the 3rd to 19th August 2012. The photographer with the most votes will receive $1,000 and an exclusive Centenary Limited Edition bottle of Martell Cordon Bleu.
Here are the nominees for 2012 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Annual Photography Award.
Works by the nine nominated photographers will be exhibited from 3 to 22 August 2012 in The Timeless Capsule, a specially constructed space for the centenary celebrations to be situated outside ION Orchard. The winner of ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu 2012 will be announced at the Award Ceremony on 22 Augustn