방진원 사진작가가 2014년 파리사진상(Prix de la Photographie Paris, PX3) 첫 번째 수상자로 선정됐다. 올해 파리사진상은 85개국의 작가 수천명이 지원했으며, 사진산업분야의 세계 최고 권위자인 Carol Johnson (워싱턴 국회도서관 사진 큐레이터), Gilles Raynaldy (파리 Purpose 관장), Alice Gabriner (뉴욕, 타임지 월드피처 편집자)가 심사를 맡았다. 방진원 작가가 수상한 분야는 파인아트 'Absolute Being'이다. 파리사진상은 뛰어난 작가를 발굴하고,세계 도처의 사진가를 파리 예술계에 소개하는 등 사진의 인식제고를 위해 노력하고 있다. 사진대회의 우승자는 파리의 유명갤러리에 전시되며 Px3 연감에 실린다. Bang Jin Won Biography Author Bang Jin Won was born in Seoul and studied photography in Seoul Art University. He is currently studying photography in graduate school in Hongik University. Bang Jin Won work very hard through various media and abstraction based on his experience and memory from relationship in society. His first piece of work is a work that used a lab to portrait modern people. His second work is a secret box and he used a box to remind that experience and memory. Secret box represents and means different to every person who sees it and shows people various uncertain feeling. It also represents the human’s desire. Zeus gave box to Pandora but Pandora could not resist that her desire to see inside and open it. In order to describe human’s complicated emotional change, he have many different size of secret box. He is willing to make secret box continuously. The third work is named ‘The Tree of Life’. He focuses on color effect in this work and he could learn a lot of color through this work. He is now working on Absolute Being series.