To encourage creative dialogue between artists, ADAGP and Freelens joined forces in 2020 to create the Transverse grant and invite a photographer to design a work in duo with an artist from another visual arts discipline. The grant was awarded by the jury at the Salon Polycopies 2023.
For this 3rd edition, the jury, made up of Sara Giuliattini (co-director of the Salon Polycopies), Michel Le Belhomme (vice-president of Freelens), Delphine Manjard (director of the Le Palais bookshop), Corinne Mercadier (photographer and visual artist) and Eva Nielsen (artist), met and selected :
Edouard Elias, photographer and war reporter, and Fanny Boucher, master rotogravure artist, for the project Le printemps arrive, les hirondelles sont de retour.
Le printemps arrive, les hirondelles sont de retour is a project dedicated to the creation of a copper heliogravure chessboard inspired by the original made during Edouard Elias’s captivity in Islamic State prisons in Syria between 2013 and 2014.
The program includes €7,000 for the winning duo, plus artistic and professional support provided by the Freelens association. The final product will be a book, for which the future publisher will also receive €5,000.
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