Prix Photoforum 2018-07-09T15:11:15+00:00

Artist Prix Photoforum 2016


After 23 years, we are reworking the format of the Prix Photoforum. The competition began in 1993, and since then 26 Swiss photographers have been awarded the prize.

In the context of a kick-off day, the selected photographers are given the opportunity to meet and present their work to experts from the fields of publishing, marketing and mediating. In the months leading up to the exhibition they are supported curatorially; all works are exhibited online with an in-depth description. The selected winner will win a grant of CHF 5’000.-

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Application deadline: 15.7.2018

Kick-Off Day: Saturday 27.10.2018

Exhibition of the selected photographers: 2.12.2018 – 13.1.2019

Conditions for participation

To apply for the Prix Photoforum, you must be a Swiss resident or citizen. There is no age cap. The application fee is waived for members of the Photoforum if their membership is still valid in December 2018. → Devenez membre

Application deadline 2018: 15.7.2018

Further information about the Prix (in German and French): PDF.
Conditions, rules and application form in German and in French (not available in English).

Jury 2018

Béatrice Brunner, Galerie Béatrice Brunner, Bern
Sascha Renner, Coalmine Forum für Dokumentarfotografie & Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur
Danaé Panchaud, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel
Membres du comité du Photoforum Pasquart, Biel

Kick-Off Day 2o18

The Kick-Off Day experts are Andreas Koller and Patrick Frey (Edition Patrick Frey), Maren Polte (HKB) and Yann Mingard (artist).

Prix Photoforum 2017

Explore the 25th edition of Prix Photoforum 2017 here.
→ about Photoforum

Künstler_innen des Prix Photoforum 2017

Gewinnerin Léa Girardin, Prix Photoforum 2017

Prizewinner of the Prix Photoforum

2017 Léa Girardin (*1989, Jura)
2016 Youqine Lefèvre (*1993, BE)
2015 Benoît Jeannet (*1991, Neuchâtel)
2014 Roshan Adhihetty (*1990, Lausanne)
2013 Delphine Burtin (*1974, Lausanne)
2012 Stefanie Daumüller (*1989, Grenchen) 2. Preis
2012 Giuseppe Micciché (*1971, Zürich)
2011 Diego Saldiva (*1983, Berne)
2010 Jean-Noël Pazzi (*1983, Chamblon)
2009 Karina Muench-Reyes (*1975, Zurich) ; Carine Roth (*1971, Lausanne)
2008 Matthieu Gafsou (1981, Lausanne)
2007 Barbara Müller (1972, Zürich)
2006 Emmanuelle Bayart (1981, Genève)
2005 Brigitte Lustenberger (1969, Bern)
2004 Rolf Siegenthaler (1970, Bern)
2003 Hélène Darwish (1972, Neuchâtel)
2002 Marco Zanoni (1970, Bern)
2001 Andreas Greber (1955, Hasle)
2000 Ladislav Drezdowicz (1942, Basel)
1999 Rudolf Steiner (1964, Roggwil)
1998 Michael Lüdi (1961, Biel/Bienne)
1997 Joël Desaules (1966, Lausanne)
1996 Georg Freuler (1938, Basel)
1995 Olivier G. Fatton (1957, Delémont)
1994 Georges Hinoran (1951, Oberdiessbach)
1993 Valérie Chételat (1970, Biel/Bienne)