Swiss fine watch brand RAYMOND WEIL recently announced that its 2013 International Photo Contest winner was won by Mr. Kostas Mantziaris. The award-winning work is a photo with the theme of a traditional Greek musician, black and white The composition of the color system is full of emotional tension. The Raymond Weil International Photo Contest has been held annually since 2006. The 2013 contest was launched on the official website of the brand from October to December last year and is open to all professional photographers and amateur photographers. The theme of the contest is Raymond Wei’s most cherished passion for watchmaking: music.
Greek photographer Kostas Mantziaris was born in Larissa, Greece in 1979 and grew up in Larissa and Athens. He started his career as a photographer in 1997, focusing on documentary, concert and news photography. For the past ten years, Kostas Mantziaris has dedicated his energy to traditional Greek musicians. His award-winning work was filmed in the summer of 2009, when a village called Kalloni in northern Greece was celebrating its traditional religious festival, the Prophet Elijah. As one of the prizes for this competition, Kostas Mantziaris’s work will be displayed in the Raymond Weil Pavilion during the Baselworld 2014. The exhibition date is from March 27 to April 3, 2014.
In addition, of all the submitted works, the jury selected 10 photographic works to display on the official social platform of Raymond Weil, and people can vote for their favorite works through the Internet. This year, the ‘Most Popular’ award was presented to Mr. Emerson Oraya Baluyot. The professional photographer lives in Marikina, Philippines, and his photographic work ‘Ba Yao Yao Street Drummer’ tells the story of children who were killed in the fighting in Zamboanga City, Philippines. In order to escape the death, they came to the city of Maginlina to make music from recycled materials, while also earning some income.
Raymond Wey has always been adhering to art and music, and has continuously rewarded and supported many young art talents through various forms. The brand is very proud to share the works of these two artists with the public, and is looking forward to discovering more talented artists in the future, aiming to put endless love for art and music and delicate watchmaking craftsmanship in this family business. To inherit it.