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Launch of Prix Viviane Esders

A prize that rewards the career of a professional European photographer over 60 years old, who is independent and still active. As a major player in the world of photography, Viviane Esders is continuing her commitment by creating the eponymous prize.

On January 15th, 2022, she launches the first edition of the Viviane Esders Prize. The prize rewards a career that has already been recognised, but whose importance now deserves to be brought to light and to be more clearly inscribed in the history of photography.

Each year, a prestigious jury will select five nominees, including one winner.

For this first edition, the call will be open until April 15th, 2022.

The prize will reward the winner with :

  • A financial endowment of €60,000 offered by Viviane Esders
  • Part of which will be devoted to the potential usefulness of the grant as detailed by the candidate in his or her note of intent
  • A part reserved by the winner (€10 000) for the production of a book on his or her work


  • January 15th 2022 :
    Launch of the Call for Proposals
  • April 15th 2022 :
    Closing of applications
  • June 2022 :
    Announcement of the 5 finalists of the Prize
  • November 2022 :
    Announcement of the winner and award ceremony of the Prix Viviane Esders

The Prix Viviane Esders is supported in its organisation by The Eyes +, the consultancy and production workshop of The Eyes label.

For more information on the Viviane Esders Prize: