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THE NIÉPCE PRIZE 2021 GENS D’IMAGES IS AWARDED TO GRÉGOIRE ELOY
The Niépce Prize 2021 Gens d’imagesis awarded to
The Niépce Prize is awarded each year to an established photographer, under 50 years of age, French or living in France for more than three years. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the French National Library (BnF). Since 2016, it has benefited from the sponsorship of Picto Foundation, which rewards the winner with an endowment of €10,000 in cash and skill-based. Since 2019, the prize has been supplemented by the support of The Eyes Publishing, which offers the publication of an artist’s book in limited edition (300 copies), and the ADAGP, which offers €6,000 to the winner and €4,000 for the organisation of the prize and its communication. The winner will also benefit from a presentation of his or her work at a Gens d’images workshop, an exhibition at the Dityvon Gallery at the University of Angers in January 2022 and the acquisition of his or her works by the French National Library.
Born in 1971, Grégoire Eloy has been a documentary photographer since 2003. For ten years, he travelled in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for long-term projects on the Soviet legacy and the wars in the South Caucasus, notably his series Les Oubliés du Pipeline (2006) and Ressac (2008-2013).