Launched in 2008, the Levallois Prize upholds its commitment to support contemporary photography.
Open to all forms of photographic expressions, the international Prize welcomes submissions from young photographers aged under 35. The winner of the Prize receives a grant of 10,000 Euros and a two-month long exhibition at the Galerie de L’Escale in Levallois (to be held in October-November).
After over seven years of existence, the Prize receives today around 700 submissions yearly, which confirms the importance of a prize acknowledging an initiating career for young photographers. The amount of the grant makes it one of the best-endowed international awards in favor of emerging photographers.
Whether in narrative, esthetic, technical or formal terms, the Levallois Prize wishes to highlight young photographers’ creative research through its selection.
The City of Levallois organizes every year the Levallois Prize to support young international photography, an opportunity to encourage and promote new talents. The Levallois Prize is open to young photographers under 35 years of age, of any nationality,
and nominates one winner who will receive €10,000 and an exhibition at the Galerie
de L’Escale in Levallois in October-November 2017. This grant attributed every year
to the laureate makes it one of the world’s best endowed awards in support of emerging photography. A Special Mention and a Public Price
will also be awarded. Both recipients will be exhibited along with the winner of the Levallois Prize at the Galerie L’Escale. Welcoming any form of photographic writing, the selection of the Levallois Prize aspires to promote young photographers’ creative research, whether in narrative, aesthetic, technical or formal terms. The Jury will particularly focus on the coherence between the formal and narrative artistic processes
Submissions, fully completed and signed (as stated in Article 2.2), must be submitted online before 2 May 2017, 12H00. The candidates who will be shortlisted by the jury must then commit to send a selection of 15 to 20 photographic prints (30x40 cm maximum size) from the series initially submitted on line, before 2 June 2017, in order to allow the jury to assess the quality of the work. Shortlisted candidates must send their selection of prints to the following address:
5A Cour de la Métairie 75020 Paris
A prepaid envelope to the candidate’s name and address must be included to return the submitted prints.
The organizers of the Levallois Prize cannot be held responsible for the loss, theft, or deterioration of the prints submitted by shortlisted candidates.
The Jury for the Levallois Prize comprises professionals from the world of the image (publishers, curators, gallery owners, critics, etc…) and a member of the town council of the City of Levallois.
We are please to announce the jury of the Levallois Prize 2017:
Stéphane Decreps, Deputy Mayor for Cultural Affairs, Ville de Levallois
Xavier Franceschi, Director, FRAC Ile-de-France
Emmanuelle Kouchner, Publisher, Xavier Barral
Nathalie Marchetti, Editor in Chief Photo L'Express Styles
Irene de Mendoza, Curator, Foundation Foto Colectania, Barcelona
For more information click "Further official information" below.
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