The international photography award
Open
until
28 February 2019
10:59 PM

About

Grand Prix Images Vevey is a creation-support grant for photography projects. The award, worth some CHF 40’000 (approx. EUR 35’000), enables one artist to develop an original project over a year that will be presented at the next Festival Images Vevey in September 2020. The competition represents unique support for contemporary creation, with complete freedom of choice over subject and genre.

The five stages of the Grand Prix Images Vevey

  1. Applicants fill in an online forma and pay a EUR 60 fee (Application open: Jan 14, - Feb 28.)
  2. At the end of the first phase, a jury pre-selects at least 50 projects
  3. The nominated artists send a complete file by post (Until Apr 18)
  4. The international Jury selects the winning project (May)
  5. The winner has one year to complete his project and present it at the Festival Images Vevey 2020

Juror information

The final jury is composed of five international personalities from institutional, artistic, curatorial media and editorial world.

President Dayanita Singh, Artist
Dayanita Singh is an internationally renowned Indian artist, whose practice unfolds around two fundamental aspects of photography: publishing and exhibition. Her work has been presented at the Tate Modern, London, the Seattle Art Museum, the Venice Biennale or the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Publishing also plays an important role in the artist’s practice : in nearly thirty years, she has published twelve books, most of them with the leading German publisher Steidl.

Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography, Financial Times Magazine, London
Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine since its launch in 2010. In 2018, she curated the Hamburg Triennial of Photography and Peckham 24 in London - a contemporary photography festival organized in parallel with Photo London - and co-curated the Suffolk Biennale of Photography, PhotoEast. Emma Bowkett is a guest speaker and regularly participates in readings of international portfolios, festivals, fairs and photography competitions.

Lesley A. Martin, Creative Director, Aperture Foundation, New York
Creative Director of the Aperture Foundation, Lesley A. Martin is the publisher of the biannual journal The Photobook Review since 2011. Her writing on photography has been featured in publications such as Aperture, Ojo de Pez, FOAM and IMA Magazine. Lesley A. Martin has edited more than a hundred photographic books. In 2012, she co-founded the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director, Paris Photo, Paris
After having been a collaborator and then director of the Schipper & Krome Gallery, then Esther Schipper, in Berlin from 1997 to 2012, Christoph Wiesner was appointed director of the Yvon Lambert Gallery in Paris. Since 2015, he has been the artistic director of the international art photography fair - Paris Photo. He regularly takes part as a jury member in prestigious photo competitions such as the BMW Residence, Carte Blanches Etudiants or the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

Francesco Zanot, Independent Curator, Milan
Exhibition curator at CAMERA - The Italian Centre for Photography in Turin, from 2015 to 2017, Francesco Zanot was the curator of exhibitions and books by artists such as Boris Mikhailov, Francesco Jodice, Erik Kessels, Linda Fregni Nagler and Domingo Milella. He is the co-author of Ping Pong Conversations, a long interview with American photographer Alec Soth. Director of the Master of Photography at the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan (NABA), Francesco Zanot has also given lectures at prestigious institutions such as Columbia University in New York, ECAL/Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne or IUAV/ The University Institute of Architecture in Venice.

Timeline

Call for entries open
14 January 2019
Submission deadline
28 February 2019
Shortlist announcement
March 2019
Winner announcement
May 2019
Event / prize ceremony
September 2020

Requirements

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    1 project per submission

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FAQ

Open
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28 February 2019
10:59 PM