Jury

The jury of the Prix Levallois 2020 is :

 

PHILIPPE ARIAGNO

Director of La Passerelle, scène nationale des Alpes du sud, Gap

Cultural attaché in São Paulo during five years, Philippe Ariagno has been director of the national scene of Gap and South Alps for 8 years. If this certified institution is mostly dedicated to contemporary creation in performing arts, it is also provided with a photo gallery that, for over 30 years, had shown renowned photographers. Passionate about photography, Philippe Ariagno has never stopped, since his appointment, presenting living photographers, experienced or emerging artists, and continues the policy of purchasing photographic artworks, the national scene has today a collection of more than 150 images.

 

  JANE EVELYN ATWOOD

Photographer and sponsor of the Prize 2020

Jane Evelyn Atwood was born in New York and has been living in France since 1971. Her work translates the profound intimacy she establishes with her subjects over long periods of time.  Fascinated by people and by the idea of exclusion, she manages to penetrate worlds that most of us ignore or choose to ignore. She is the author of thirteen books, including a monograph in the prestigious PhotoPoche collection. She has won some of the most important awards. Her images have been exhibited internationally and may be found in private and public collections. Her archives are distributed in France by Vu’ Agency and in the United States by Contact Press Images. In France Jane Evelyn Atwood is represented by the Gallery, In Camera, and in the United States by L. Parker Stephenson.

© Nicola Lo Calzo, 2019

 


  FRÉDÉRIQUE CHAPUIS

Photo critic for the editorial of the cultural magazine Télérama

Frédérique Chapuis lives and works in Paris. After studying architecture and visual arts at la Sorbonne - Paris 1, She combines visual artist practices in scenography and artistic direction of exhibition with historical research on photography. She is a contributing editor of books on photography : (Anthologie de la photographie africaine (1998), Oumar Ly, portrait de brousse (2009), Carnet de charbon (2013), Just Ask (2016) etc. ) and works on various projects : masterclass, seminars, symposiums and exhibition curator, from Bamako to Dakar, from Brighton to Lyon, from Algiers to Johannesburg, from Saint-Louis du Senegal to Paris…

 

  AURÉLIA MARCADIER

Director of PhotoSaintGermain festival

In 2013, Aurélia Marcadier, art historian by training, co-founded TEMPLE, an organisation dedicated to emerging contemporary photography and publishing. Since 2015, she has directed the PhotoSaintGermain festival, which brings together approximately 40 Left Bank venues around a photography walk.

© Samuel Kirszenbaum

 


  STÉPHANE DECREPS

Deputy Mayor for Cultural Affairs for the City of Levallois from 2001 to June 2020

Stéphane Decreps created 18 years ago with Mark Grosset, the Photo Levallois festival, with the aim of providing to a large audience, the diversity of contemporary photography. The festival was an opportunity to bring to the attention of the french audience photographers such as Rip Hopkins, and some great names of american photography : Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel and Jan Groover. As a continuation of the festival, he created in 2008 the Prix Levallois in order to support young photographers.

© Nadège Murez
 

 

The jury of the Prix Levallois 2019 was :

 

  Stéphane Decreps Deputy Mayor for cultural affairs, ville de Levallois

He created 17 years ago with Mark Grosset, the Photo Levallois festival, with the aim of providing to a large audience, the diversity of contemporary photography. The festival was an opportunity to bring to the attention of the french audience photographers such as Rip Hopkins, and some great names of american photography : Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel and Jan Groover. As a continuation of the festival, he created in 2008 the prix Levallois in order to support young photographers.

 

  Marion Hislen Commissioner for photography, French Minister of Culture, General Direction of Artistic Creation

Specialist curator of photography (the "104", "Festival Circulation(s)", the "Rencontres Photographiques du 10e"), with a Masters degree in sociology, she founded the ‘Fetart’ association in 2005 with the aim of promoting young photographic artists. She also founded and directed the "Festival Circulation(s)", and was responsible for cultural activities regarding books and photography at Fnac. 


  Rip Hopkins Photographer and sponsor of the Prix Levallois

Graduated from the ENSCI, Paris in 1996, he began taking photographs at an early age. For almost 10 years he worked in collaboration with Doctors without Borders to produce reports and documentaries on at-risk populations. From the year 2000 onwards he began to take on new artistic challenges, developing his own personal projects and putting them into practice through exhibitions and publications.
He is a member of Agence VU' and he is represented by the galerie Le Réverbère since 2002.

 

  Anne Lacoste Director of the Institut pour la photographie  

Anne Lacoste has a PhD in Art History. She began her career as a curator at the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in 2005. Then she was Exhibitions Curator at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne from 2011 to 2017. Her exhibitions and publications have covered the history of photography with monographs on Felice Beato, Paul Strand, Irving Penn and Philippe Halsman, and topics such as the portrait, contemporary American photography, the history of the slide, the Photo Booth, photographic collections and archives. She has been Director of the Institut pour la Photographie since 2017.


  Caroline Stein Head of partnerships and curator of the Neuflize OBC Collection

Educated at the University of Western Brittany (Modern Literature) and the University of Paris 13 in Villetaneuse (Publishing). She began her career in 2003 at the Somogy publishing house as an editor of art books, before joining the collective ‘Tendance Floue’ with responsibility for cultural projects and partnerships. In 2012 she began working with the photographic laboratory Central Dupon Images to promote cultural collaboration with institutional stakeholders. Then in 2017 she joined the private bank Neuflize OBC.

 

The jury of the Prix Levallois 2018 was :

 

  Shérine Audi Collector

She joined Bank Audi France in 1980, and was appointed General Director in 2010. She is administrator of Bank Audi France since 2000, and Bank Audi Liban since 2016. She is interested in photography since 2000, and has formed a personal collection. In 2016 she joined the Photography Acquisition Comity in the Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art.


  Éric Cez Publisher

He began his career in the contemporary art world (galleries, institutions, shows organisation, etc.) and cooperated for fifteen years with Marval publisher as coordinator of monographs of photographers and general books about photography.
In 2008, he founded with Anne Zweibaum, the company l’Atelier d’édition, producer of art books, and created Loco, his own publishing company within this firm, in 2011. Loco set up a catalog of contemporary photography books and art and social sciences cross-disciplinary books. The catalog offers today about 800 titles.


  Héloïse Conésa Curator for Cultural Heritage in charge of the contemporary photography collection, Bibliothèque nationale de France

Previously Curator for Cultural Heritage at the MAMCS of Strasbourg, she joined the Bnf in 2014, where she works as co-curator for the following exhibitions : « Dans l'Atelier de la Mission photographique de la DATAR" (Arles, 2017) and "Paysages français : une aventure photographique (1984-2017)" ( BnF, 2017). PhD in Art history, lecturer at the École nationale supérieure Louis Lumière, she writes for various publications about contemporary photographers.

 

  Stéphane Decreps Deputy Mayor for cultural affairs, ville de Levallois

He created 17 years ago with Mark Grosset, the Photo Levallois festival, with the aim of providing to a large audience, the diversity of contemporary photography. The festival was an opportunity to bring to the attention of the french audience photographers such as Rip Hopkins, and some great names of american photography : Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel and Jan Groover. As a continuation of the festival, he created in 2008 the prix Levallois in order to support young photographers.


  Sylvie Hugues Journalist and consultant for photography

She is the artistic co-director of the Festival du Regard and makes photo folio reviews for the MEP. She leads workshops and masterclass, participates in conferences, writes for several magazines and cooperates with the Camera Obscura gallery (Paris). In 1992, she took part to the creation of Réponses Photo magazine for which she worked as managing editor. Concurrently, she is a photographer and has published 2 books.

 

Valérie Jouve was the sponsor of the 2018 edition.

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