Matthias Bruggmann, winner of the second edition of the Prix Elysée, with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier

June 24, 2017

Matthias Bruggmann, _Z6A4432, Irak, de la série A haunted world where it never shows, 2016 © Matthias Bruggmann / Agence Contact Press Images / Prix Elysée

The Musée de l’Elysée is pleased to announce the winner of the second edition of the Prix Elysée: the Swiss photographer Matthias Bruggmann. Chosen by an international jury of experts among eight nominees, his identity was revealed to the public at the Nuit des images, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Matthias Bruggmann says about his work that it “attempts to bring to Western viewers, a visceral comprehension of the intangible violence that underlies conflict.” 

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. He receives the sum of CHF 80,000, to be divided between the completion of the proposed project and the publication of the accompanying book in 2018.

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