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The Prix Niépce 2020 Gens d’images : Marina Gadonneix


The Prix Niépce 2020 Gens d´images is awarded to Marina Gadonneix.

Marina Gadonneix was born in 1977 in Paris, where she lives and works. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles in 2002 and is represented by the Christophe Gaillard gallery in Paris.

Her works have been exhibited in numerous institutions, notably at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2006, 2012 and 2019, at the Center photographique d’Ile de France in 2014, 2017 and currently as part of the trilogy “photography to the test. of abstraction ”(CPIF, Frac Normandie Rouen, Onde), at the Kunsthalle in Tubingen, at the Point du Jour in Cherbourg, at the Musée de la Poste, or at the CEEAC in Strasbourg at the moment“ Prismes, Goethe, contemporary reflections “.

Marina Gadonneix was honored with the HSBC Prize for Photography in 2006, then in 2018 with the Dummy Book Award from the LUMA Foundation and the Rencontres d’Arles for the Phenomena project.

Among the publications that mark the chronology of her series: Landscapes / Blackout (2011), The House that Burns Every Day (2012), After the Image (2015, recognized by the Nadar Prize), Phenomena (2019), all published by the RGB BOOKS editions.

Marina Gadonneix’s candidacy was sponsored by Laetitia Guillemin, iconographer, teacher and curator.

The jury, chaired by Héloïse Conésa, curator for contemporary photography at the Department of Prints and Photography, hosted at ADAGP, deliberated on Tuesday October 6, 2020. It was made up of personalities belonging to the various professions involved in the production, the production, critic and editing of photographs.

The proclamation of the Prix Niépce  takes place on Thursday October 8, 2020, in the Hall des Globes of the National Library of France – François-Mitterand Site.


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