The fifteen finalists of the Prix Levallois 2019
We are pleased to announce the 15 finalist photographers of the 2019 edition of the Prix Levallois:
Ciro Battiloro, Sanità, Italy
Karina Bikbulatova, The two parallel, Russia
Maxime Brygo, Tabula rasa, France
Fateme Daemi, I – Place – Identity, Iran
Natalia Ershova, Journey to the edge of the room, Russia
Sahar Felegari, Away from home, Iran
Liz Hingley, Shanghai Sacred, United Kingdom
Sara Imloul Passages, de l’Ombre aux Images 2015 – 2017, France
Joel Jimenez, When the Dust Settles, Costa Rica
Zishaan A Latif, Withering, India
Diego Moreno, In my mind there is never silence, Mexico
Francesca Pili, #ABRUXAUS, Italy
Polina Popova, Men in the absolute, Russia
Sébastien Van Malleghem, Nordic Noir, Belgium
Elliott Verdier, A Shaded Path, France
The words of the artistic directors
The Prix Levallois 2019 confirms its international status with 670 candidates from 77 countries (France 278, Russia 68, Iran 50, Italy 21 …) with almost perfect parity!
After examining more than 10,000 photographs, we chose 15 photographers (8 women, 7 men). They come from different countries: France (3), Russia (3), Italy (2), Iran (2), India (1), Mexico (1), Costa Rica (1), Belgium (1) and the United Kingdom (1).
As for the 2018 selection, we were very attentive to respect the main trends of the files received. This year confirms the domination of the documentary with sometimes the feeling that only the subject counts – as if it were self-sufficient!
But also many portraits and self-portraits, still lifes, landscapes, bodies in nature, environmental subjects and as always the strong presence of black and white.
For us photography is a writing of the world, but not the anecdotal recording of it. Our choice was to retain candidates who do not give in to the temptation of imagery and who propose real photographic stakes, as much in the engagement and reflection of the topics as in the quality of the conceptual and plastic writing.
It’s your turn to discover this selection that we hope will be qualitative and invigorating!
Catherine Dérioz et Jacques Damez, Galerie Le Réverbère
Stéphane Decreps, Deputy Mayor Delegate for Culture in Levallois
Rip Hopkins, Photographer and Patron of the Award
Marion Hislen, Delegate for Photography, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Artistic Creation
Anne Lacoste, Director of the Institute for Photography
Caroline Stein, Head of Sponsorship, Curator of the Banque Neuflize OBC Collection
The applications of the fifteen finalists will be presented and defended impartially and benevolently before the jury on June 3, 2019 to elect the winner and the Special Mention. The Public Prize will be awarded following an online vote that gives the floor to all lovers of photography. One click per day for your favorite, until June 12, 2019.
June 3, 2019: Deliberation of the jury
June 12, 2019: Closing of the public’s vote
July 4, 2019: Announcement of the winners by Rip Hopkins, Patron of the Prize, at the National School of Photography, during the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles and opening of the exhibition Prix Levallois 10 years!
From October 4 to November 23: Exhibition of the Prize, the Special Mention and the Public Prize, at the Galerie de L’Escale in Levallois. Opening on October 3rd.
October 5: Reading portfolios at the Galerie de l’Escale
For more information: http://prix-levallois.com
Prix Levallois 2019
May 27, 2019 to June 12, 2019