French photographer Emeric Lhuisset won the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017-2018: Leica Award. The Leica Prize of the Grand Prix Images is usually given to photojournalists or documentary photographer. Emeric Lhuisset won the jury’s acclaim for his series L’autre rive, in which he combines historical photographic processes (such as the cyanotype) and the use of drones for his shots. His report proposes a crossed approach between geopolitics and photography following the path of refugees in war zones.
Emeric Lhuisset was born in 1983. He today lives between France and the Middle East. Graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Geopolitics, he won the Paris Jeunes Talents prize in 2011 before being nominated for the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund (2015), the Niépce Prize (2015), the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (2014) and the HSBC Prize for Photography (2014).
In 2014, he published his first book Maydan – Hundred Portraits, summarizing brilliantly his photographic approach combining exploration of territories, geopolitics and plastic approaches. He teaches this approach both scientific and artistic at Sciences Po Paris (contemporary art & geopolitics). Emeric Lhuisset has been exhibited at the Tate Modern (London), the Rencontres d’Arles and the Museum Folkwang (Essen).