The Photography Prize

musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

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The Photography Residencies laureates since 2008

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Marco Garro (Pérou), El Oro que heredamos, el Oro que soñamos

© musée du quai Branly Jacques -Chirac, Résidences photographiques 2018

Simultaneously a museum, a cultural center, and a place for research and teaching, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac holds a photography collection composed of more than 710 000 ancient and contemporary photographic pieces. The photography collections covers the whole geographic area represented by the museum, as well as the entire historical field of the medium, from 1842 to today.

In 2022, the program gets a new skin and becomes the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Photography Prize. The endowment is revalued up to 30 000 € for each project, for an annual selection of 3 laureates processed by an international jury, following a large call for applications.

Since it was launch in 2008, the program of Residences at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac has provided support for contemporary photographic creation. Each year, the museum funds the works of three laureates, selected on the basis of an original project, in coherence with their personal aesthetic path. It also supports the final production of a selection of images of these works towards their entry into the museum's collection. Focused on a demanding photography practice worldwide exercised and representative of one of the four continents represented in the museum's collections, the program is not limited to documentary practice and is open to extended forms of image production.

Since 2008, this support has revealed many talents and open the national collections to the whole world and its current creation. We can mention over the years the works of artists such as Sammy Baloji, Hugo Aveta, Che Onejoon and Lek Kiatsirikajorn (2012), Guy Tillim (2015), José Luis Cuevas (2017) and very recently Fatoumata Diabaté and Emilio de Azevedo (2020). In 14 years, the Photography Residencies have allowed 38 photographic series, or the equivalent of 555 prints, to integrate the national collections. This major collection constitutes baseline for the international contemporary creation, in such diverse aspects as ecology (137 Years, Zhao Renhui – Singapour), the migratory crisis (Cartographies of Escape, Luis Carlos Tovar – Colombia), the post-colonial memory (Imaginary Trip II, Gosette Lubondo – DRC), the deconstruction of the patriarchal model (La Etapa Bruja, Liza Ambrossio – Mexico) as well as the role of photography in the questioning of contemporary identity (Resident and Visitors, Brook Andrew – Australia).


Laureates

2020

  • Liza Ambrossio (Mexico), The Witch Stage, residency in Mexico, Spain and France
  • Emilio de Azevedo (Brazil), Maréchal Rondon - Un inventaire du Brésil, residency in Brazil and in France
  • Fatoumata Diabaté (Mali), Nimissa, residency in Mali

2019

  • Pablo Lopez Luz (Mexico), Romana Tropical, residency in Cuba
  • Abdoulaye Barry (Chad), Un si grand Lac, residency in Chad
  • Prasiit Sthapit (Nepal), In search of the legacy of the man with a thick mustache, residency in Nepal

2018

  • Karen Paulina Biswell (Colombia), Chère Pipi, residency in French Guiana
  • Marco Garro (Peru), The gold we inherited, the gold of our dreams, residency in Peru
  • Aun Raza (Pakistan), For the Love of Lahore, residency in Pakistan

2017

  • José Luis Cuevas (Mexico), Kenzaburo, this is also a personal matter, residency in Japan
  • Gosette Lubondo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Imaginary Trip II, residency in Congo
  • Luis Carlos Tovar (Colombia), Cartographies of Escape, residency in several countries at the edge of the European frontier

2016

  • Karen Miranda Rivadeneira (Ecuador), In the mouth of the jaguar everyone is a singing hummingbird, residency in Ecuador
  • Tatewaki Nio (Brazil/Japan), Neo-andina, residency in Bolivia
  • Zhao Renhui (Singapore), Camping and Tramping in Malaya, residency in Singapore, in Malaysia and in Indonesia

2015

  • Ishola Akpo (Ivory Coast), Les mariés de notre époque, residency in Benin and Nigeria
  • Brook Andrew (Australia), Resident and Visitor, residency in France and Australia
  • Guy Tillim (South Africa), African Cities, residency in Ghana, Kenya and in Zimbabwe

2014

2013

  • Pedro David (Brazil), 360 Metros Quadrados, residency in Brazil
  • Daniela Edburg (Mexico), Wadmal – The sample project Iceland, residency in Iceland
  • Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Les dévoreuses d’âmes, residency in Burkina Faso

2012

  • Hugo Aveta (Argentina), Construire la mémoire, residency in South America
  • Lek Kiatsirikajorn (Thailand), Lost in Paradise, residency in Thailand
  • Che Onejoon (South Korea), A Monumental Tour, residency in Africa

2011

  • Joao Castilho (Brazil), Vade retro, residency in Brazil
  • Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria), Pride, residency in West Africa
  • Hak Kim (Cambodia), Someone, residency in Kep, Cambodia

2010

  • Roberto Caceres (Peru), Chifa, Chinese culture in Peru, residency in Peru
  • Fiona Pardington (New-Zealand), Whakaahua : The pressure of Sunlight falling, residency in Paris
  • Cinthya Soto (Costa Rica), Paysage (re)trouvé : à la recherche du paradis perdu, residency in South America

2009

2008

  • Sammy Baloji (Congo Democratic Republic), Allers et retours, residency in France
  • Lourdes Grobet (Mexico), Equilibrium and Resistance, residency in Alaska
  • Wu Qi (China), La Chine Catholique rurale, residency in China

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