The Prix Elysée – one of the world’s most prestigious photography prizes, with a value of CHF 80,000, is calling for entries for 2025.
Its aim is to support mid-career artists from all over the world to develop an original photographic project on a theme of their choice.
Photographers who have built their careers on exhibitions and publications, but who have not yet benefited from a mid-career retrospective, are eligible. Photographers must be recommended by a recognized professional in the field of photography or art (gallery, publishing house, etc.).
The aim of the Prix Elysée is to raise the international profile of a promising photographer, recognized in his or her own country, and to provide substantial financial support for an ambitious project.
Eight nominated photographers are selected on the basis of the quality of their applications. Each nominee receives a contribution of CHF 5,000 to further his or her research. Photo Elysée announces the selection of the eight artists nominated for the Prix Elysée 2025. The winner is then chosen by a jury of international experts and receives CHF 40,000 to complete his/her project. A further CHF 40,000 is dedicated to promoting the project (publication and/or exhibition).
Since 2014, the Prix Elysée has been the result of an exclusive partnership between Photo Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier.