Prix Elysée 2016
At the Musée de l’Elysée, we think that accompanying 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. Both the project and book will be presented at one of the Museum’s most important events, the Nuit des images. 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 second edition of the Prix Elysée is launched in January 2016 and concludes in June 2018.
The following grants will be awarded as part of the Prix Elysée:
- A contribution of CHF 5,000 ($5,010) to each of the eight nominated photographers.
- A prize worth CHF 80,000($80,100), half of which is to be used to produce the project, and half for the book publication.
The photographers may only use these sums to carry out the work required as part of the Prix Elysée.
Photographers must be recommended by a reputed professional in the fields of photography, contemporary art, cinema, fashion, journalism or publishing.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
The obligations remain in force for the nominees until the winner is announced. The winner’s image rights will be detailed in a separate contract with the museum. All candidates agree to grant their projects exclusively to the Prix Elysée until the nominees are announced in late June 2016.
The Musée de l’Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier will have the necessary rights for publicity and promoting the Prix Elysée by the Musée and Parmigiani Fleurier, for publication in the press and projection in the course of the Nuit des images.