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Prix Viviane Esders

European photographer over sixty years of age

Each year the Prix Viviane Esders honours the achievement of a professional European photographer over sixty years of age, who is independent and still active. It rewards a career that has already been recognised, but whose importance now deserves to be brought to light and to be included more clearly in the history of photography.

The prize will reward the winner with a financial endowment of €60,000 offered by Viviane Esders, part of which will be devoted to the potential usefulness of the grant as detailed by the candidate in his or her note of intent, a part reserved by the winner (€10 000) for the production of a book on his or her work.

The jury will select five nominated photographers who will be given special exposure. The winner will be chosen from the five nominees.

The applicant must be :
— Over 60 years old in the year of application
— An independent photographer with a proven track record of at least 30 years
— Active and not represented by an agency or gallery in the year of application
— Of European nationality

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