The jury of the Levallois Prize 2018 is :
IIII Shérine Audi Collector
She joined Bank Audi France in 1980, and was appointed General Director in 2010. She is administrator of Bank Audi France since 2000, and Bank Audi Liban since 2016. She is interested in photography since 2000, and has formed a personal collection. In 2016 she joined the Photography Acquisition Comity in the Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art.
IIII Sylvain Bailly Director of cultural affairs, SNCF Gares & Connexions
Since 2012, he develops, with SNCF Gares & Connexions, a national sponsorship strategy aiming for giving a privileged access to art and culture to the 10 millions railway stations clients. Every year, he offers about 100 events in collaboration with organisations such as les Rencontres d’Arles, Paris Photo, le Bal, le Jeu de Paume, la Fondation Cartier and some festivals (la Gacilly, Images Singulières, Circulations, Portrait(s)).
IIII Héloïse Conésa Curator for Cultural Heritage in charge of the contemporary photography collection, Bibliothèque nationale de France
Previously Curator for Cultural Heritage at the MAMCS of Strasbourg, she joined the Bnf in 2014, where she works as co-curator for the following exhibitions : « Dans l'Atelier de la Mission photographique de la DATAR" (Arles, 2017) and "Paysages français : une aventure photographique (1984-2017)" ( BnF, 2017). PhD in Art history, lecturer at the École nationale supérieure Louis Lumière, she writes for various publications about contemporary photographers.
IIII Stéphane Decreps Deputy Mayor for cultural affairs, ville de Levallois
He created 17 years ago with Mark Grosset, the Photo Levallois festival, with the aim of providing to a large audience, the diversity of contemporary photography. The festival was an opportunity to bring to the attention of the french audience photographers such as Rip Hopkins, and some great names of american photography : Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel and Jan Groover. As a continuation of the festival, he created in 2008 the prix Levallois in order to support young photographers.
IIII Sylvie Hugues Journalist and consultant for photography
She is the artistic co-director of the Festival du Regard and makes photo folio reviews for the MEP. She leads workshops and masterclass, participates in conferences, writes for several magazines and cooperates with the Camera Obscura gallery (Paris). In 1992, she took part to the creation of Réponses Photo magazine for which she worked as managing editor. Concurrently, she is a photographer and has published 2 books.