Books

Resulting from a partnership between the museum and Parmigiani Fleurier, the Prix Elysée is a production support prize in the field of photography, which offers financial assistance and museum support to artists who are passionate about photography and books, so that they can take a decisive step in their career by seeing their editorial project published.

Edition 2020 - 2022

Kurt Tong

Following in the footsteps of a man named Franklin Lung, the book immerses the reader in the history of the Chinese diaspora, from the fall of the Middle Kingdom in 1912 until the 1950s. Through vintage images, press clippings, letters – correspondence between two fiancés – and photograp...
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The Nominees’ Book 2020-2022

Published by Photo Elysée, this book presents the nominees’ projects of the fourth edition of the Prix Elysée. Alexa Brunet, the duo Arguiñe Escandón and Yann Gross, Magali Koenig, Thomas Mailaender, Moises Saman, Assaf Shoshan, Alys Tomlinson and Kurt Tong were selected by the museum from amo...
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Edition 2018 - 2020

Luis Carlos Tovar

On 20 February 1980, Jaime Tovar was abducted by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC) and forced to wander for months through the tropical rainforest of the Colombian Amazonia. His son Luis Carlos, the author of this book, was just a f...
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The Nominees’ Book 2018-2020

Published by Photo Elysée, this book presents the projects of the third Prix Elysée’s eight nominees. Laia Abril, Mathieu Asselin, Claude Baechtold, Alexandra Catiere, Alinka Echeverría, Gregory Halpern, Nicola Lo Calzo and Luis Carlos Tovar were selected by the museum from among almost 325 candidat...
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Edition 2016 - 2018

Matthias Bruggmann

If the tens of thousands of pictures of torture taken by Syrian photographers do not attract the attention of a Western audience, what can a foreigner who doesn’t even speak Arabic hope to accomplish? The photographs of Matthias Bruggmann take a critical look at the representation of the atrocities ...
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The Nominees’ Book 2016-2018

Published by Photo 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 ...
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Edition 2014 - 2016

Martin Kollar

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 thir...
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The Nominees’ Book 2014-2016

The Prix Elysée is an award to support production in the field of photography. This book presents the projects of the eight nominees of the inaugural edition, selected by Photo Elysée from among more than 400 candidates from around the world. It invites us to enter into the intimacy of a work in pro...
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