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ABOUT

Joel Odesser is a self-taught French photographer. He inherited his interest in photography from his grand-father Henri Odesser who was a recognised professional photographer in the region of Annecy, France, and has been grounded the basics of the art from early childhood.

As a visual artist and photographer, his inspiration is intimately connected to his passion for travel. He feels blessed to have travelled and lived internationally since early 2000's and discovered diverse cultures, which has shaped his photographic expression to an unexpected paradox: the exploration of contrasts between the gentle and abstract beauty lying in Nature, compared to rich and overloaded urban environments.

Feel free to download Joel's portfolio and artist's CV.

AWARDS

2020

Bronze winner - PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS AWARDS (PX3) photo competition - Special, Street Photography [LINK][PDF]

Shortlist Top 20 - LONDON INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMPETITION (LICC) photo competition - Create, Art [LINK][PDF]

Honorable Mention - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA) photo competition - Editorial, Photo Essay [LINK][PDF]

Honorable Mention - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA) photo competition - Editorial, Conflict [LINK][PDF]

Honorable Mention - BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (BIFA) photo competition - People, Life style [LINK][PDF]

2017

Silver winner - PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS AWARDS (PX3) photo competition - Book Proposal, Nature [LINK][PDF]

Bronze winner - MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA) 2017 photo competition - Science, Environment [LINK][PDF]

2016

Silver winner - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA) 2016 photo competition - Science, Environment [LINK][PDF]

Bronze winner - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA) 2016 photo competition - Editorial, Environmental [LINK][PDF]

2015

Honorable Mention - PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS AWARDS (PX3) photo competition - Press/Travel/Tourism [LINK][PDF]

2014

First price - ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE HONG KONG photo competition "On joue sur la terre" ("Games on Earth")

2010

Honorable Mention - INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS (IPA) photo competition - Nature, Trees [LINK][PDF]

PRESS ARTICLES

2017

STAY TUNED HK, Hong Kong - Interview for Affordable Art Fair HK 2017 [URL]

2015

ARTERIA GALLERY, Bromont, Canada - Affordable Art Fair Singapore newsletter (7 frames) [URL]

GALLERIA 360, Florence, Italy - Summer Art Florence brochure (6 frames) [URL]

LENSCULTURE, Paris - "Emerging Talent Awards 2015" [URL]

2014

PAROLES, Alliance Française, Hong Kong - Gagnant du concours photo "On joue sur la terre"

HONG WRONG, Hong Kong - Occupy Central by Daniel Garrett & Joel Odesser [URL]

2013

KIOSK, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" - Event and Interview [URL EVENT][URL INTERVIEW]

ARTMAP, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" [URL]

BOOKAZINE, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" [URL]

LE PETIT JOURNAL, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" [URL]

48H (SCMP), Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" listing

TRAIT D'UNION, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" agenda

LOCALIIZ, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" of the City [URL]

HONG KONG MADAME, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes"[URL EN][URL FR]

YEW CHUNG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" [URL]

THE STANDARD, Hong Kong - "Forget glamour, just look at the backstreets" [URL]

HK MAGAZINE, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes: Joel Odesser" [URL]

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" listing

TIMEOUT, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" [URL]

HONG WRONG, Hong Kong - "Joel Odesser's Hong Kong: Behind the Scenes" [URL]

THE REAL DEAL By Jason Y.Ng, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes by Joel Odesser" [URL]

THE HOUSE NEWS, Hong Kong - "Behind the Scenes" listing [URL]

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, Hong Kong - "Arrière-Plan: Photography Exhibition" [URL]

2012

YEW CHUNG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Hong Kong - 12-Hour Art Day [URL]

ARTEMISS CONTEMPORARY, Singapore - "The Urban Muse in Singapore" [URL]

EVENTFUL, Singapore - "The Grand Opening of the new art gallery Artemiss Contemporary" [URL]

EXPAT LIVING, Singapore - "Art Exhibition Opening: The Urban Muse" [URL]

ART MEDIA AGENCY, Singapore - "Artemiss Contemporary: the nomadic gallery" [URL]

GREAT NEW PLACES, Singapore - "Arts & Culture: Artemiss Contemporary" [URL]

COME SINGAPORE, Singapore - "Grand Opening of the new art gallery Artemiss Contemporary" [URL]

2011

HONG KONG MADAME, Hong Kong - "Artemiss Contemporary au profit du Japon" [URL]

SOCIETE GENERALE, Hong Kong - "Hidden Talents" interview

2010

TOKYO ARTBEAT, Japan - Artemiss Contemporary Shared Exhibition [URL]

TRAIT D'UNION, Hong Kong - Exhibitions

TRAIT D'UNION, Hong Kong - Photos

SOCIETE GENERALE, Paris - Internal Communication

2009

LE PETIT JOURNAL, Hong Kong - Interview [URL]

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

PAN-ASIA - Florence, Italy, Galleria360 for Summer Art Florence (6 frames)

2013

BEHIND THE SCENES, and HONG KONG LIVES & LIGHTS - Hong Kong, Yew Chung International School (16 frames)

ARRIERE-PLAN and HONG KONG LIVES & LIGHTS - Hong Kong, Alliance Française (14 frames)

2011

HONG KONG LIVES - Hong Kong, Admiralty, Pacific Place Three - Permanent Collection for Société Générale Hong Kong Branch (9 frames)

2010

OPPOSITE WORLDS - Hong Kong, Central, Sense 99 Lounge (20 frames)

2009

OPPOSITE WORLDS - Hong Kong, Central, Gecko Lounge (20 frames)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2017, Hong Kong

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2017, New York

L.A ART SHOW, Los Angeles

ART WYNWOOD, Miami

2016

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2016, London Hampstead

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2016, Hong Kong

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2016, New York City

2015

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Singapore (6 frames)

2014

OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS - Hong Kong, Chai Wan Mei Festival at Puerta Del Sol (7 frames)

2012

THE URBAN MUSE - Singapore, Artemiss Contemporary

2010

THE URBAN MUSE - Tokyo, Artemiss Contemporary (3 frames)

NEW YORK SERIES - Hong Kong, Sheung Wan, Kenneth Leung Gallery (12 frames)

CONTRASTING CHINA - Hong Kong, Repulse Bay, Artemiss Contemporary (8 frames)

SOCIETE GENERALE ART AUCTION FOR CHARITY - Hong Kong, Admiralty, Pacific Place Three (8 frames)

THE TEN MOST OF HK - Hong Kong, Stanley, Clémentine De Forton (3 frames)

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