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The HCB Award 2017

Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. The candidate must be supported by an institution — museum, gallery, independent curator, publisher, etc.

A pre-selection committee reviews all applications. The jury members can access all dossiers during the final deliberations. The winner is selected by an international jury of seven prominent personalities of the art world. Each jury member has one voice. The final decision of the jury remains undisputable. The winner’s artwork project will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and published as a book, in the spring 2019.

The HCB Award is made possible thanks to the partnership of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, who further supports the winner’s artwork with an exhibition in New York, through its alliance with the Aperture Foundation.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

The HCB Award is presented once every two years and grants the indivisible amount of 35 000 euros.

Eligibility:

The HCB Award is dedicated to photographers of all nationalities who have already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. There is no age limit. The winner must use the prize to carry out a project which could not be achieved without this grant in the current conditions of his/her activity.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The winner remains the entire owner of his/her work, to the reservation that the mention of the HCB Award and the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès must be made for future exhibitions and/or publications.

Theme:

Documentary Photojournalism