Antoine Bruy & Petros Efstathiadis are the 23rd winners of the 2018 HSBC Prize for Photography. They were chosen by the jury among 10 other photographers, proposed by the Raphaëlle Stopin, the Prize Artistic Advisor. The HSBC Prize was created in 1995 to ‘sustainably promote the emerging generation of photography’. The annual competition is open every year to all photographers to publish their first monograph, whether they be French and international and with no matter to the age.
Antoine Bruys & Petros Efstathiadis will then see their two projects published as the first monograph. Their series will also be exhibited in four different locations while material help will allow them to continue working on new works. Six of their works will also be acquired to enrich the HSBC photography collection.
Antoine Bruys is a French photographer, living and working in Lille. Graduated from the school of Vevey in Switzerland, his works explore the relation between man and its environment. ‘Portraits and landscapes come together, with the same voice, how, on these bits of earth, man has mixed artifacts and natural elements to weave this strangely homogeneous matter’, says curator Raphaëlle Stopin. Antoine Bruys received the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards in 2015.
Petros Efstathiadis is a Greek photographer, living and working in Argos. A graduate of the Farnham College of Creative Arts, his work has been shown at the New York Wallach Art Gallery (Bombs, 2017), at the Circulation (s) festival (Prison, 2015). His work focuses in particular on Greece and Macedonia, ‘land in mutation, that the artist comes to increase a kind of infra reality, the one that only children can detect‘. In 2013, Petros Efstathiadis received the grand prize of the Hyères festival.
Other candidates include Karin Crona, Olivia Gay, Elsa Leydier, Sandra Mehl, Shinji Nagabe, Michele Palazzi, Walker Pickering, Marie Queau, Brea Souders and Vladimir Vasilev.