“Visa pour l’image” in Perpignan rewards quirkiness

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Photos taken by Nicolas Krief winner of the ANI - Pixtrakk award at the Visa Pour L'image festival in Perpignan - RFI /Anne-Marie Bissada @Visapourlimage

Behind every great work of art in a museum is the person who framed it. The meticulous art of framing has been honoured at this year’s Visa pour l’image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, with Nicolas Krief honoured on Wednesday.

Nicolas Krief won the ANI (National Association of Iconography) Pixtrakk award at the Visa pour l’image festival for ‘Accrochage’ – a series of photographs looking at the experts who frame major works, hang pieces and measure the space between mounted art.

Photos from photographer Nicolas Krief collection ‘Accrochage’RFI / Anne-Marie Bissada @Visapourlimage

The prize, which is in its 10th year, is handed to unheralded photographers who submit their portfolio during the professional portion of the festival.

Krief will receive 5,000 euros and his exhibition will be displayed at Gobelins, the school of image in Paris.

Scenes behind hanging art as captured by photographer Nicolas Krief RFI / Anne-Marie Bissada @Visapourlimage

Source: RFI