Photography Contest

Viviane Esders Prize

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60 years and older

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Cash Prize
A prize that each year rewards the career of an independent professional European photographer over sixty years of age, always looking for a creative approach.

A major player in the world of photography, Viviane Esders is pursuing her commitment by creating this eponymous prize.

On 6th December 2021, she launches the first edition of the Prix Viviane Esders.

The prize rewards a career that has already been recognised, but whose importance now deserves to be highlighted and included more clearly in the history of photography.

Each year, a prestigious jury will select five nominees, including one winner.

The prize will reward the winner with an exceptional financial award of €60,000 from Viviane Esders.

The Prix Viviane Esders will be presented during the Paris Photo event in November 2022.

The jury, consisting of personalities from the world of art and culture, accompanies Viviane Esders in choosing the five nominated photographers and the winner from among the applications.

For this first edition, the following have already accepted the invitation to participate in the jury:
- Laure Adler, journalist and producer
- Fannie Escoulen, Head of the Photography Delegation at the Ministry of Culture
- Tatyana Franck, director of Photo Elysée
- Antoine de Galbert, collector and patron
- Charlotte Rampling, actress and artist
- Astrid Ullens, collector and patron