Prix Elysee: The Nominees' Book 2020-2022 by Tatyana Franck
The Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne, one of the most renowned photography museums in Europe, has awarded the Prix Elysee biannually since 2014. Young photo artists are invited to submit a photo book project with the prize being the realisation of the winning submission, which constitutes a major step in an artist-photographer's career. This book documents the Prix Elysee's fourth edition. It features the work submitted by the eight nominees Alexa Brunet, Arguine Escandon & Yann Gross, Magali Koenig, Thomas Mailaender, Moises Saman, Assaf Shoshan, Alys Tomlinson, and Kurt Tong. Sketches, first drafts, and photographic studies illustrate the progress of their projects, from initial concept to image selection and design. Conversations with the artists published alongside reflect on their close collaboration with the museum and expand on the visual portfolios. The individual creative process thus becomes visible, and at the same time, a cross-section of contemporary art photography production emerges. Text in English and French.