Regards du Grand Paris national photographic commission: winners of the 6th edition of this 10-year programme
Ateliers Médicis in cooperation with Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) is leading a national photographic commission titled Regards du Grand Paris. Launched in 2016, it will continue until 2026. Each year, six photographers are selected. This programme is intended to contribute to renewed representations of urban and social realities in the Greater Paris area.
The sixth edition invited submissions on the theme "On the scale of time" and received 153 entries, all very different in nature. The selection committee convened on 20 October 2021 and, after careful viewing of the works and extensive debate, six submissions were chosen for their force, coherency, contribution to contemporary photography and unique perspective on life in the Greater Paris area.
The winning artists and projects are :
- Yasmina Benabderrahmane, Glory Hole
- Vincent Ceraudo, Lucid Dreamers
- Pauline Hisbacq, Pastorale
- M’hammed Kilito, À la recherche du temps promis
- Nina Medioni, Le Châlet
- Ambroise Tézenas, En quête du village de Paul Strand (tentative title)
Each photographer receives funding and has one year to further investigate his or her idea and produce a work that will enter the Fonds national d’art contemporain collection, which is managed by CNAP. Local residents will have opportunities to take part in the production process, and meet and interact with the artists.
Members of the selection committee were Cathy Bouvard, director of Ateliers Médicis and joint chair; Béatrice Salmon, director of CNAP and joint chair; Fannie Escoulen, chief of Photography's department in the Ministry of Culture; Aurore Bagarry, artist (Regards du Grand Paris winner in year 4); Meriem Berrada, artistic director of MACAAL (Marrakech); Anne Lacoste, director of Photography Institute of Lille; Arnaud Lévénès, Manager Photography of Capsule (Le Bourget); Baudouin Mouanda, artist (Regards du Grand Paris winner in year 3) and Stefano Stoll, director of the festival Images in Vevey.
Accessioning of the works in the Fonds national d’art contemporain
Works produced for the Regards du Grand Paris photographic commission become part of the Fonds national d’art contemporain collection, which is managed by CNAP.