The jury of the Prix Levallois 2020 is :
Director of La Passerelle, scène nationale des Alpes du sud, Gap
Cultural attaché in São Paulo during five years, Philippe Ariagno has been director of the national scene of Gap and South Alps for 8 years. If this certified institution is mostly dedicated to contemporary creation in performing arts, it is also provided with a photo gallery that, for over 30 years, had shown renowned photographers. Passionate about photography, Philippe Ariagno has never stopped, since his appointment, presenting living photographers, experienced or emerging artists, and continues the policy of purchasing photographic artworks, the national scene has today a collection of more than 150 images.
JANE EVELYN ATWOOD
Photographer and sponsor of the Prize 2020
Jane Evelyn Atwood was born in New York and has been living in France since 1971. Her work translates the profound intimacy she establishes with her subjects over long periods of time. Fascinated by people and by the idea of exclusion, she manages to penetrate worlds that most of us ignore or choose to ignore. She is the author of thirteen books, including a monograph in the prestigious PhotoPoche collection. She has won some of the most important awards. Her images have been exhibited internationally and may be found in private and public collections. Her archives are distributed in France by Vu’ Agency and in the United States by Contact Press Images. In France Jane Evelyn Atwood is represented by the Gallery, In Camera, and in the United States by L. Parker Stephenson.
© Nicola Lo Calzo, 2019
Photo critic for the editorial of the cultural magazine Télérama
Frédérique Chapuis lives and works in Paris. After studying architecture and visual arts at la Sorbonne - Paris 1, She combines visual artist practices in scenography and artistic direction of exhibition with historical research on photography. She is a contributing editor of books on photography : (Anthologie de la photographie africaine (1998), Oumar Ly, portrait de brousse (2009), Carnet de charbon (2013), Just Ask (2016) etc. ) and works on various projects : masterclass, seminars, symposiums and exhibition curator, from Bamako to Dakar, from Brighton to Lyon, from Algiers to Johannesburg, from Saint-Louis du Senegal to Paris…
Director of PhotoSaintGermain festival
In 2013, Aurélia Marcadier, art historian by training, co-founded TEMPLE, an organisation dedicated to emerging contemporary photography and publishing. Since 2015, she has directed the PhotoSaintGermain festival, which brings together approximately 40 Left Bank venues around a photography walk.
© Samuel Kirszenbaum
Deputy Mayor for Cultural Affairs for the City of Levallois
Stéphane Decreps created 18 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.
© Nadège Murez