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.
IIII A sponsor
A sponsorship with an internationally renowned photographer will accompany the 2018 edition. Valerie Jouve will host the prize award ceremony during Les Rencontres d’Arles in July 2018 and the opening of both exhibitions in Levallois in October 2018.
IIII A few words from the artistic directors
"The work of Valérie Jouve finds its richness by merging photography with contemporary art. Her conceptual reflexion is filled with sensitivity. Her presence by our side shows her commitment for the new generation and her interest for a prize that supports international creation in a difficult context. Her symbolic and strong part —consented with enthusiasm— will set the tone and new orientations for this prize."
IIII Exhibition Les lauréats 2018
The show presented at the Galerie l’Escale of Levallois from October 5 to November 24, 2018, presents the works of the three awarded photographers : Pierre-Elie de Pibrac (France), Prix Levallois, Emmanuel Tussore (France), Special Mention and Camille Shabestari (France), Audience award.
The opening and the award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 4, from 7:00 PM, in attendance of the sponsor, Valérie Jouve, the laureates and the members of the jury.
The Prix Levallois will receive a €10 000 grant and the Special Mention, an Olympus Pen-F DSLR camera.
IIII Exhibition Prix Levallois, 10 ans ! A collection of photographs
This is a celebration of the 10 years of the Prix Levallois, presented in the City Hall VIP Room from October 6 to October 21. It enlightens the first decade laureates and is conceived from the collection of photographs conserved through the years. The diversity of approaches — from the choice of subjects to the artistic forms — shows a profusion of propositions and the openness that contemporary photography offers.
The opening will be on Tuesday, October 11, from 7:00 PM, in the attendance of some laureates whom already have confirmed their presence.
Marvi Lacar, United-States, Prix Levallois 2008
Shira Igell, Israel, Prix Levallois 2009
Virgine Terrasse, France, Prix Levallois 2010
Alexander Gronsky, Estonie, Prix Levallois 2011
Sophie Jung, Luxembourg, Prix Levallois 2012
Max Pinckers, Belgium, Prix Levallois 2013
Esther Teichmann, Germany, Prix Levallois 2014
Tom Callemin, Belgium, Prix Levallois 2015
Vasantha Yogananthan, France, Prix Levallois 2016
Bieke Depoorter, Belgium, Prix Levallois 2017