The Nominees’ Book 2016-2018

Published by the Musée de l’Elysée in partnership with Editions Photosynthèses in Arles, this book presents the projects of the eight nominees of the second edition of the Prix Elysée. Isabelle Blanc & Olivier Hilaire, Elina Brotherus, Matthias Bruggmann, David Jiménez, Sofie Knijff, Jim Naughten, Emeka Okereke and Robert Zhao Renhui were selected by the museum from among 440 candidates from all over the world. They were given carte blanche for a new project, each one presenting his or her initial results in an artist’s book. These books, presented together in a collection, invite the reader to delve into the privacy of a work in progress while providing an overview of contemporary photographic practices.

Publié par le Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne et les Éditions Photosynthèses, Arles
January 2017
Texts by: Tatyana Franck, Pascal Hufschmid, Michel Parmigiani and Holly Roussell Perret-Gentil
23.5 x 32 cm
Coffret toilé contenant 9 livres
160 pages (8 cahiers de 16 pages, 1 cahier de 32 pages)
200 images
Bilingue français & anglais
ISBN : 979-10-95822-02-8


Provisional Arrangement

For several months, Martin Kollar roamed the roads of Europe and searched through his personal archives to bring together in a rich corpus his idea of the provisional – a difficult subject to address visually. Nevertheless, Kollar didn’t waver and, with Provisional Arrangement, offers us around thirty images that all, in their own way, explore the notion of temporary – and, implicitly, the far broader notion of memory in the process of (de)construction.

Provisional Arrangement is the concretization of Martin Kollar’s project submitted for the first Prix Elysée launched in 2014 with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier. For the book edition of his project, Martin Kollar chose London publishers MACK, joined by the Musée de l’Elysée to co-publish Provisional Arrangement.

MACK publishers / Musée de l’Elysée
2 versions : french / english
20 x 25.5 cm
Hardcover, dos carré cousu, 64 pages, 35 colour photographs
Design : Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine & Martin Kollar

ISBN (Fr) : 978-2-88350-112-6
ISBN (En) : 978-1-91016-450-1

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The Nominees’ Book

The eight nominees of the 2014 edition were selected by the Musée l’Elysée from over 400 global applicants. Presenting the nominees’ projects, this book invites us to discover the intimacy of work-in-progress and offers a panorama of contemporary photographic practices.

Texts by : Caroline Stevan, Pascal Hufschmid, Jean-Marc Jacot, Sam Stourdzé and Tatyana Franck

Published by the Musée de l’Elysée, 2014
Bilingual French / English
203 x 305 mm
144 pages
86 photographs
ISBN: 978-2-88350-106-5