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Prix Viviane Esders

Prix Viviane Esders 2023 Edition

• Deadline: 8th May, 2023⁠

• Prize: €60,000 + Exhibition + Publication

• Eligibility: Photographers Over 60 Years Old

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLOSED, Click HERE For More Opportunities



The second edition of the Prix Viviane Esders for photographers over 60 has been launched by Viviane Esders. The winner of the 2022 edition, Mario Carnicelli, will receive a €60,000 endowment, of which €10,000 will be allocated to the publication of a book.


After spending more than forty years in the art industry as a gallery owner, photography expert, and collector, Viviane Esders established the Prix Viviane Esders.


This one-of-a-kind prize, worth 60,000 euros, will be given annually to a professional European photographer over the age of sixty: to recognize the accomplishments of a working independent photographer whose extensive and high-quality career merits greater prominence in photography history.


Viviane Esders, one of five photographers nominated, will be chosen as the winner by a jury of five people with connections to the art world. The exceptional grant aims to encourage sharing and recognize career continuity. The winner must use 10,000 euros of this grant to contribute to the publication of a book.


The Prix Viviane Esders aims to bring attention to the vision and course of a life, that of photographers and authors whose medium has fueled Viviane Esders' career relentlessly since the 1980s. The founder of this prize, who is dedicated to understanding, loving, and exhibiting photographers, and a photographer who is dedicated to creation in the hope of creating a work of art, come together in this prize to represent two complementary and inseparable life paths.


The programs that are developed by the endowment fund established by Viviane Esders include the Prix Viviane Esders. The goal of this endowment fund, which is a continuation of Viviane Esders' passionate, independent, and devoted life path, is to continue her contribution to photography, create a collection of nearly 600 works, the majority of which are the result of one-on-one encounters, and expand her efforts to spread the love of photography through transmission and sharing.

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