Photography has been a part of HSBC France’s political culture for a number of years. Today it is expressed through the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, created in 1995 under the aegis of the Fondation de France.
For 20 years, the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie supports 2 little-known photographic talents, helping them promote and develop their work. These talents are elected through an annual contest, open from September to November.
The Contest is aimed at Photographers whom :-
are contemporary and living, regardless of their age or nationality;
work on representations of reality (no theme, approach or method of treatment imposed);
have never published a Monograph (with ISBN Number)
The Laureate must be able to provide between 15 and 25 images available to be sold for the travelling exhibition which lasts the entire year of promotion, and a minimum of 70 photographs for the creation of the Monograph. In this context, the Prix cannot consider requests to help create projects for example reports or exhibitions, for which there are already several grants and awards available.
The Prix HSBC pour la Photographie is chaired by Stuart Gulliver, Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Group. Christine Raoult, Deputy Head of Public Relations for HSBC France is the Executive Director.
The Executive Committee is composed of representatives from HSBC France and artistic and cultural personalities, and is responsible for electing the Artistic Advisor, electing the Laureates and controlling the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie.
Every year, the Artistic Advisor brings a new perspective to the Prix, choosing a dozen of finalists which he presents to the Executive Committee.
31. October 2015