First set up by Robert Delpire in 1988, the HCB Award has been revived in 2003 whith the opening of the HCB Foundation. The prize was awarded to Chris Killip in 1989 and to Josef Koudelka in 1991.
The HCB Award is a prize to stimulate a photographer’s creativity by offering the opportunity to carry out a project that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.
It is intended for a photographer who have already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career, with an approach close to that of documentary. The prize is of 35 000 Euros and is awarded every other year.
Eighteen months after the reception of the prize, the winner will have an exhibition of his work at the Fondation HCB in Paris and a catalogue will be published. The HCB Award is made possible with the partnership of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.
The HCB Award is open to photographers of all nationalities who have already completed a significant body of work with an approach close to that of documentary. There is no age limit.
The HCB Award is of 35 000 Euros. It shall not be divided.
The winner must use the prize for carrying out a project which would otherwise be hard to accomplish within the normal conditions of his activity
Candidates should be nominated by an institution. Applications from individual photographers will not be considered.
The range of potential institutions is broad and has no geographical boundaries: museums, photographic societies, photographers’ agencies, art schools, universities, galleries, magazines, festivals, publishers… are entitled to present a candidate.
Deadline: April 30 2015
For more info and applications: http://www.henricartierbresson.org/en/hcb-prize/rules/
Postato da: Anna