Max Pinckers wins the 2013 City of Levallois Photography Award

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Belgian photographer Max Pinckers has won this year’s City of Levallois Photography Award for his series The Fourth Wall.

Pinckers’s work was chosen from 229 applications from 38 countries and will be shown at Photo Levallois Festival in France this autumn.


The Fourth Wall, a self-published book, explores the impact Bollywood has on wider society (see BJP January 2013.)

“Nowhere else is there such devotion to cinema as in India,” Pinckers told BJP in January. “This fictional world seeps into reality and influences everyday life, dictating the perception and imagination of its audience.”

On the jury for the award this year was curator Charlotte Cotton; Bruno Ceschel, founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy; New-York-based artist and curator Chris Wiley; art collector and founder of SAM Art Projects, Paris Sandra Mulliez, and Stéphane Decreps, deputy mayor in charge of cultural affairs at the City of Levallois.

The jury also gave special mentions to Finnish photographer Jonna Kina and Marleen F. Sleeuwits from the Netherlands whose work will also be exhibited during the festival from 4 October – 16 November 2013 at the Galerie de l’Escale in Levallois, France.

For more information visit Photo Levallois