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."