An Inescapable Price of the young international photography creation.
Created in 2008, the Prix Levallois is a springboard for young international photographic creation. For ten years, it has been rewarding photographers under 35. A freedom of tone and expression that seduces young photographers whose approaches are free from any artistic division. The Prize doesn’t require a theme nor a format, only the quality of the work counts in the process of selecting artists.
Each year there are fifteen nominees. Their projects are presented with impartiality and good will in front of a jury in order to reward a Laureate and a Special Mention. The jury is composed of five members : four people from the world of photography and a member of the City of Levallois’ town hall. The Audience award is attributed after an online vote that gives voice to all photography lovers.
Award-winning photographers will be guided by the curators who will help them finalise their project. The challenge is to reveal the quality of their proposition, by highlighting its intelligence and sensitivity.
Photographs of the three winners will be shown at the Galerie L’Escale in Levallois, in October-November.
The Laureate (winner of the first prize) receives a 10 000 € grant, the Special Mention receives a DSLR camera.
The Levallois Price is celebrating its first decade. I remember exactly my interview with Paul Frèches, curator of the Levallois Photography Festival. I had just suggested him to continue the mission of Mark Grosset, who was already extremly sick,and who died the following August.Paul explaioned me that to “boost” the Festival, we had to create a Price. The first vocation of the Festival was to present the young photographers. This is how the Levallois Price is born, and it open to this generation of artists, faintly or not recognized at all by the great cultural institutions, collector and wide public.
That is why, for ten years, the Levallois Price rewards photographers of less than 35 years old which represents a liberty of tone and a great diversity of the art, as contemporary photography is an impressive laboratory of exploration and creativity.
Each year, fifteen nominee are selected by artistic directors.Their files are presented and defended impartially and with goodwill in front of a jury to elect the winner of the Levallois Price. He will receive a dotation of 10 000€. The Special Mention will receive a DSLR camera.The whole amators of photography can vote in line for their “crush” photographer. The most acclaimed will become the Price of the Public.
The Levallois Price is a moment of discovery and a first recognition for artists. We bet on the long run. Hindsight, time and continuity bring to the Price its value and I am actually glad to see that the Levallois Price has become a reference concerning young international photographic creation.
I thank every one who have shared this adventure with us: Paul Frèches, Fannie Escoulen, Catherine Dérioz and Jacques Damez of the Le Réverbère gallery, who repris le flambeau???. I also want to thank these thousands of young photographers put their trust in us. In the end, a special thank to mily Gervais-Ledoux, Director of the Cultural Affairs, who has beared with me, from the firt time, this ambition
The Audience award is attributed after an online vote that gives voice to all photography lovers.
A click for a vote, one vote per day is counted, without prior registration.
Commission and general coordination of the Price
Scenography of the exhibitions
Relationship with the press
Galerie Le Réverbère
Catherine Dérioz et Jacques Damez
La tête moderne
Carine Turin and Marc Deroin
Le Réverbère Gallery
Cultural action director
Henry de Grissac
Director of the Events and Mediation center
Web project manager
44, rue Gabriel-Péri
92300 Levallois – France
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