Prix Elysée - Edition 2014-2016

Martin Kollar, winner of the first edition of the Prix Elysée.

Lausanne, June 28 2015

The Musée de l’Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier are thrilled to announce Slovak artist Martin Kollar is the winner of the first edition of the Prix Elysée.

"In Provisional Arrangement Martin Kollar reveals a deeply ironic, yet delicate eye through images combining both a sense of rigor, and surrealism. The series transcends the specific historical and, geographical constraints to become a reflection on the human, condition, its inherent transiency and its search for meaning."

Federica Angelucci, Director, Stevenson, Cape Town / Johannesburg, Member of the Jury

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Nominees for the first edition of the Prix Elysée

Anoush Abrar (1976)
Swiss, Born in Tehran, Iran

Mari Bastashevski (1980)
Danish, Born in Saint. Petersburg, Russia

Philippe Chancel (1959)
French, Born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Annabel Elgar (1971)
British, Born in Aldershot, Hampshire

Agnès Geoffray (1973)
French, Born in Saint-Chamond, France

Martin Kollar (1971)
Slovak, Born in Žilina, Czechoslovakia (now the Slovak Republic)

Marco Poloni (1962)
Italian and Suisse. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kourtney Roy (1981)
Canadian, Born in Northern Ontario, Canada

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Jury for the first edition of the Prix Elysée

The Jury of the Prix Elysée is composed of 7 members: four international experts from the fields of photography and publishing and 3 representatives of the Prix Elysée founding partners.
For the inagural edition of the prize (2014-2016) the Musée de l’Elysée is proud to announce the voting members of the Jury are:


  • Federica Angelucci, Director, Stevenson, Cape Town / Johannesburg
  • Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Elena Foster, Founder and CEO, Ivorypress, London / Madrid
  • Ramón Reverté, Editor-in-chief and Creative Director, Editorial RM, Barcelona / Mexico City

Founding partners

  • Tatyana Franck, Director, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
  • Jean-Marc Jacot, CEO, Parmigiani Fleurier, Fleurier
  • Marina Vatchnadze, Sandoz Family Foundation, Manager of the cultural patronage

The Prix Elysée is made possible thanks to its main partner Parmigiani Fleurier, exclusive watchmaking partner of the museum

Nominees' book 2014

Skim through the Nominees' book 2014 and discover the eight nominees' projects.

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