Prix Elysée

Prix Elysée - 2020 - 2022

Call for applications

The Prix Elysée comes back in 2020 for its fourth edition!

The call for applications will be open from January 1 to March 9, 2020.

More information: www.prixelysee.ch

A prize for the support of photography

Supporting photographers in the evolution of their career is as important as preserving their art for future generations. It is in a shared commitment to foster creativity and support the production of new work that the Musée de l’Elysée enters into a partnership with Parmigiani Fleurier to launch the Prix Elysée.

The Prix Elysée is open to promising photographers or artists using photography, regardless of nationality, who have already enjoyed their first exhibitions and publications. Photographers must be recommended by a reputed professional in the fields of photography, contemporary art, cinema, fashion, journalism or publishing. There is no imposed theme or preference for any particular photographic genre or technique.

The Musée de l’Elysée will select eight nominees upon their entry portfolios. Each will receive a contribution of CHF5’000 towards the initial presentation of an original and new project in the nominees’ book, published for the occasion. This book will accompany the nominees’ complete portfolios in the final consideration before the jury of experts. The winner will receive CHF80’000 to be divided between the completion of the proposed project and the publication of the accompanying book within one year. A curator from the Musée de l’Elysée will advise the winner throughout this process. The nominees’ and the winner’s books will be printed by one of the Sandoz Family Foundation printing companies.

The eight nominees and the winner of the Prix Elysée will all benefit from important exposure and the Museum’s expert guidance. The call for applications will take place biennially. The fourth edition of the Prix Elysée is launched in January 2020 and concludes in Summer 2022.

Applications and official rules on www.prixelysee.ch.


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Prix Elysée 2018-2020

The Musée de l’Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier would like to congratulate the Colombian photographer, winner of the third edition of the Prix Elysée, for his project entitled My Father’s Garden. The starting point for Luis Carlos Tovar’s work is a photograph, but, paradoxically, one that he has never seen. It is the “proof of life” of his father, taken hostage by the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) in Columbia. Tovar has other traces to fill his father’s silences – the titles of the books he read in the jungle, the turquoise butterflies he kept between the books’ pages, and the Amazon landscapes he tries to recreate in his garden. These enable him to imagine his father’s pain, but never to fully understand it.

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Prix Elysée 2016 - 2018

The Musée de l’Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier would like to congratulate the Swiss photographer born in Aix-en-Provence (France) in 1978, winner of the second edition of the Prix Elysée, for his project entitled A haunted world where it never shows. Building on the framework of his prior work on contemporary conflicts, Matthias Bruggmann proposed, for the Prix Elysée, to continue a long-term photographic project launched in 2012 documenting the conflict in Syria.

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Prix Elysée 2014 - 2016

The Musée de l’Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier are thrilled to announce Slovak artist Martin Kollar is the winner of the first edition of the Prix Elysée. In Provisional Arrangement Martin Kollar reveals a deeply ironic, yet delicate eye through images combining both a sense of rigor, and surrealism. 

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The Prix Elysée is made possible thanks to its main partner Parmigiani Fleurier, exclusive watchmaking partner of the museum

Prix Elysée Official Website

More information about the Prix Elysée the first edition eight nominees.

www.prixelysee.ch

Timeline

January 1, 2020
Applications open.

March 9, 2020
Applications closed.

June, 2020
Announcement of the eight Prix Elysée nominees / Presentation of Luis Carlos Tovar’s project (Prix Elysée winner 2018-2020)

January, 2021
Publication of the Prix Elysée Nominees’ Book.

June, 2021
Announcement of the Prix Elysée winner.

January, 2022
Applications submission for the fifth edition of the Prix Elysée.

June, 2022
Presentation of the winner’s project (2018-2020) and book.

The Nominees’ Book 2018-2020

For this third edition, the Musée de l'Elysée lifts the veil on the creative processes of the eight nominees of the 2018-2020 Prix Elysée.

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