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Francis A Willey / Press

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PARIS, FRANCE  PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2014 COMPETITION. Francis A Willey of Canada was Awarded: Third Prize in category Book (Series Only) for the entry entitled, " Ghost ." The jury selected PX3 2014’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.  Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry. Contact Francis A Willey: brightsoulphoto@yahoo.ca  http://www.francisawilley.com http://franciswilley.bigcartel.com PX3 is considered Europe's biggest and most prestigious photography competition- Camera Arts Magazine.”

“ETHICS & JUSTICE- The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran & Syria exhibition, I seek not only to present beautiful visual art and poetry, but also to prevent human and environmental suffering by increasing international knowledge, promoting cultural diplomacy, and showcasing the power of art. Presenting a healthy diversity of perspectives, this panel of true artistic trailblazers includes: Francis A. Willey, who has co-developed an archivally sound photographic process that does not use harmful chemicals, and whose iconic Blindness photograph is appropriated by Iranian street artists.”

“The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran & Syria curated by Julie Ashcraft Rush Arts Gallery / April 24 - May 24, 2014 Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea is pleased to announce the opening of The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran & Syria group exhibition featuring the work of Tammam Azzam, Alonzo Brown (the original Mr. Hyde), Caitlin Cherry, Aline Dolinh, Farid Farlek, Humans of Tehran (artists collective), Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Immortal Technique, Kinetics, Kim Noble, Shahpour Pouyan, Ali Quf, Rakim, Sadra Shahab, Elias Shalhoub, Sham MCs, Spiritual Mic, Siavash Talaei, Francis A. Willey, Fred Wilson, and Ehsan Ziya (Atour). The opening party is April 24 from 6-8pm at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 311, New York, NY 10001. This exhibition continues through May 24, 2014. This exhibition explores the geostrategic and cultural diplomacy aspects of hip-hop by bringing together visual artworks and handwritten verses by Iranian and Syrian youths, rising stars of the international art world.”

“ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2012 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition Francis A Willey was Awarded: 3rd place in Fine Art - Nudes category for the winning entry "Mythos" About Winner: About IPA: The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details. Contact: Francis A Willey: brightsoulphoto@yahoo.ca IPA Contact Jade Tran Competition Director International Photography Awards jtran@iawardsinc.com”