Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Pigalle Basketball

  • Photographer
    Joel Odesser
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5d Mark Iv, 24-70 F/4 L
  • Photo Date

Pigalle district is infamously known for being the Red Light district of Paris, and home to the renowned Moulin Rouge. It is also the living place of a vibrant community, who was recently gifted with this colourful redesign of Pigalle-Duperré, the regular basketball hang out for many youngsters of the neighbourhood.

As a visual artist and photographer, my inspiration is intimately connected to my passion for travel. I am lucky to have lived internationally and discovered diverse cultures. This has shaped my 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.