for the love of art.


HSBC, Prix pour la Photographie, France
Marina Gadonneix. Lauréate 2006. Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. Série Remote control - escalier rouge - 2006 / Valérie Belin. Lauréate 2000. Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. Série Venice - Sans titre - 1997.
Mathieu Gafsou. Lauréat 2009. Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. Série Surfaces - Sans titre - 2007/2008
Christophe Theurer. Sans titre, 2000 © 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich

About the collection

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Number of artworks:
Not disclosed

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The Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, created in April 1995, is now in its 20th year of accompanying young photographic creation and undertakes to support even more strongly the work of its award winners with a fifth stage in the travelling exhibition and help in producing the works presented in this latest exhibition, thus providing a fresh impetus for the award winners.

An annual competition is open from September to November to any photographer who has never had their monograph published, with no age or nationality criteria.

Each year, an artistic advisor is nominated to give a fresh outlook and to preselect around ten candidates who are presented to the Executive Committee in order to select the two award winners.

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The HSBC Prize supports the two photographers by:

- Publishing each artist’s first monograph in association with the publisher Actes Sud in the “Prix HSBC pour la Photographie Collection”.

- Organising the travelling exhibition of their works at five cultural venues in France and/or abroad.

- Help in producing new works, presented during the fifth venue.

- Guaranteeing the acquisition by HSBC France of a minimum of six works by each award winner for its photography fund.

HSBC France, France

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International presence:
73 countries

Profile of the company:
HSBC in France is a subsidiary of one of the most important bank in the world.

Annual revenue:
2 026 M€

Number of employees:
10 000