“This award that we are inventing together is important in the construction of the International College of Photography, it is now a strong signal towards a practice and an art profession which form the basis of the project. Alongside our work aimed at the recognition of this living heritage in collaboration with the Heritage Directorate (Ministry of Culture) with the support of the Grésigny Foundation, the Florence and Damien Bachelot Collection Print Award forms the launching pad for our concrete activities for the transmission of know-how. ”
Michel Poivert, President of the International College of Photography
The Florence & Damien Bachelot Collection Print Award is endowed with 5,000 euros for the “photographer” category.
“I sometimes wonder if I am not more a printer than a photographer. The shooting becoming almost a pretext to be able to be in the laboratory making my prints. […] Photographic printing is for me the very essence of photography. […] I practice Lith- Printing. This process differs from traditional black and white. A very long time in the developer, an image which slowly rises with suddenly an explosion of blacks. Lith brings intense blacks but also colors and textures. Each paper reacts differently and the more the chemistry evolves, the more the results change. […] “The Lith is like a magical journey and after 15 years of this daily practice I continue to go from surprises to surprises. “Guillaume Zuili.
Biography of Guillaume Zuili
Guillaume Zuili is a Franco-American photographer, born in 1965, based in Los Angeles. An active member of the VU ’agency, he worked in India between 1986 and 1995 and in 2003 published his first book Pondichéry, Chandernagor, Mahé, Karibal and Yanaon with éditions du Chêne. In recent years, he has illustrated his obsession with the American myth, by exploring various printing methods. Recently with the Urban Jungle series, he combines the use of the camera with that of the Lith developer, creating images with timeless aesthetics.
Jury of the Florence & Damien Bachelot 2021 Collection Print Award
Florence & Damien Bachelot
Curator of contemporary collection BnF
Imprimerie Escoubiac SA
Linda Garcia d´Ornano
Coordinator International College of Photography
Atelier Philippe Guilvard
Artist photographer and filmmaker
Director of the L’Image par Image agency
President International College of Photography
Photo Manager Duperré School
President of the French Society of Photography
Collège international de Photographie