2023 Edition

The Prix Elysée is an international prize that supports photographic production and encourages mid-career photographers or artists from around the world to forge a new project, on a theme of their choice. It is made possible thanks to the support of Parmigiani Fleurier.


Debi Cornwall

For son project Model citizens

"Photographs can be evidence, yes, but evidence of what? My project, Model Citizens, examines the staging of reality and the performance of citizenship in the United States, a militarized country whose citizens cannot agree on what is true. In musems, exhibitions, trade fairs, non-military training sites including the 'U.S. Border Patrol Academy', and everyday life, I make photographs designed to invite inquiry: how are fictions deployed, commodified, and embraced, alternately preparing us for and distracting us from the realities of citizenship in a society undergoing perpetual violent crisis?"

Special mention

Khashayar Javanmardi

The jury also awarded a special mention to Khashayar Javanmardi for his project See the Caspian to encourage him to continue his ambitious exploration of Iran.



January 17, 2022
Opening of the applications for the Prix Elysée 2022-2024 edition

March 14, 2022
Applications close

July 6, 2022
Announcement of the 8 nominees of the 2022-2024 edition
Presentation of Kurt Tong’s project, winner of the 2020-2022 edition

January 2023
Publication of the nominees’ books
Presentation of the publications on the occasion of the 11th edition of artgenève, from January 26 to 29, 2023 at Palexpo Geneva

June 2023
Announcement of the Prix Elysée 2022-2024 edition winner accompanied by an exhibition at Photo Elysée from June 30 to October 1st, 2023

January 2024
Opening of the applications for the Prix Elysée 2024-2026 edition

June 2024
Announcement of the 8 nominees of the 2024-2026 edition
Presentation of the 2022-2024 edition winner’s project


The jury of the Prix Elysée is composed of a 7 members: 5 international experts from the fields of photography and publishing and 2 representatives of the Prix Elysée founding partners.

The voting jury members of the Prix Elysée 2022-2024 edition:


  • Chiara Bardelli Nonino, independant curator and visual editor, Milano
  • Lewis Chaplin, co-founder of Loose Joints Publishing, Marseille-London
  • Felix Hoffmann, artistic director of FOTO ARSENAL, Vienna
  • Fiona Rogers, Parasol Foundation curator of Women in Photography at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • Christoph Wiesner, director of Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles

Founding partners

  • Nathalie Herschdorfer, director of Photo Elysée, Lausanne
  • Michel Parmigiani, founder of Parmigiani Fleurier, Fleurier


Special edition Prix Elysée 2023

Published by Photo Elysée, eight books individually present the projects of the nominees of the Prix Elysée 2023: Vincen Beeckman, Debi Cornwall, Siân Davey, Nicolai Howalt, Khashayar Javanmardi, Alice Mann, Gloria Oyarzabal et Virginie Rebetez. Since their nomination in June 2022, each of them has ...
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