The Nominees' book 2020-2022

Published by the Musée de l’Elysée, this book presents the nominees' projects of the fourth edition of the Prix Elysée. Alexa Brunet, the duo Arguiñe Escandón and Yann Gross, Magali Koenig, Thomas Mailaender, Moises Saman, Assaf Shoshan, Alys Tomlinson and Kurt Tong were selected by the museum from among more than 255 candidates from all over the world. They each received a contribution of CHF 5,000 and were given carte blanche to launch a new project, the initial results of which are brought together in this collective publication. 

With this publication, the Musée de l'Elysée is applying its desire to make the behind-the-scenes of a project visible to the publishing world. The nominees are taking the risk of unveiling their proposals for a book that they are each developing in order to submit it to the jury of the Prix Elysée in the Spring of 2021. In the Fall of 2022, at the end of a two-year adventure, the winner will publish his or her book with the publisher of his or her choice. It therefore seemed interesting to consider this collective publication - an intermediate step - as the ideal place for competing artists to experiment.

Under the direction of Tatyana Franck. Interviews conducted by Lydia Dorner.

The Nominees' book is available on our e-shop.

The Nominees’ Book

Edition Musée de l’Elysée, January 2021
23,5 × 32 cm
152 pages, 80 illustrations
Bilingual French & English
ISBN : 978-3-03942-013-1
Publication distributed internationally by Scheidegger & Spiess.

Price : CHF 36

Result of a partnership between the Musée de l’Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier, the Prix Elysée offers financial help and curatorial guidance to artists with a passion for photography and books, so they can take a decisive step in their career.

Prix Elysée Official Website

More information about the Prix Elysée, the winners and the nominees of the three previous editions.


During the temporary closure of the Musée de l'Elysée during its relocation to PLATEFORME 10, the e-shop awaits you for any order.