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BnF : The Nadar Prize – Leaving and Waving, photographs by Deanna Dikeman, published by Chose Commune, winner of the 2021 Nadar Award


Since 1955, the Award Nadar Gens d’images has been awarded to a remarkable book devoted to old or contemporary photography published in France during the year. It is awarded in partnership with the BnF and the Nicéphore Niépce museum, with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture. The works integrate the collections of the BnF thanks to legal deposit. Escourbiac the printer is also a partner of the Nadar award.

The book Leaving and Waving, winner of the 2021 Nadar Award, brings together the photographs Deanna Dikeman took of her parents as they said goodbye over a period of 27 years. Each time she would get back on the road after visiting them, Deanna Dikeman  pointed her lens at her parents. What started with a quick snapshot in 1991 has turned into a ritual over the years. Leaving and Waving is a touching exploration of family and the passage of time.

Chose Commune is an independent French publishing house based in Marseille. Founded in 2014, it is directed by Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi and aims to promote and distribute artistic creation (photography and works on paper) in France and abroad to the general public, institutions and professionals of the sector.


La photographie à tout prix
Une année de prix photographiques à la BnF
November 23, 2021 – February 20, 2022
BnF I François-Mitterrand
Allée Julien Cain
Quai François-Mauriac 75013 PARIS
East entrance

Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. > 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. > 7 p.m.
Monday 2 p.m. > 8 p.m.
Closed on public holidays
Free admission

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