fotofever prize with dahinden

2019, edition #2


The contemporary photography fair fotofever and the photo lab Dahinden launched the second edition of the fotofever prize with Dahinden, a springboard offering 3 young photography talents their first exhibition in an international art fair.


New this year: the 3 winners will be announced in Arles during the opening week of the Rencontres de la photographie. Their works will be presented during a screening in the Archbishopric courtyard during one of the Screening Nights of Voies Off Festival, considered by professionals in the field of photography as a time to discover new talents and trends.


Who can apply ?

Any photographer artist under age of 35 who is not represented by a gallery and is also french or residing in France

How apply ? 

By submitting a coherent series of 5 to 10 photos (free theme) and a presentation text (150 to 200 words) by May 15th, 2019 (landscape PDF file)


A jury of experts will select the 3 laureates :

Yuki Baumgarten
Artistic DIrector 
of fotofever
  Dimitri Beck
Director of Photography at Polka
Clothilde Matta 
Artist, 2018 winner of the fotofever prize with dahinden
  Chantal Nedjib
Expert in communication through photography, L'image par l'image agency
Sébastien Meyssan
Director of Museum TV
  Bastien Speranza
Director of Dahinden
Christophe Gratadou
Director of Christophe Gratadou Gallery
  Cécile Schall
Founder of fotofever



Awards for each of the 3 winners:

Screening in Arles during one of the Screening Nights of the Voies Off Festival
- the works of the 3 winners will be presented in the Archbishopric's courtyard on Thursday 4 July
- in the form of a video screening

Promoted on fotofever communication media
- fotofever.com : 1 page dedicated in the ARTISTES section 
- promotion on the social networks and newsletters
- incorporation in press kits
- 1 image in the official fair catalogue

Promotion on Dahinden communication media
- Dahinden.fr : a dedicated page with an interview with each winner
- promotion on social networks and newsletters
- exhibition on the Dahinden showcases on rue Française & rue Tiquetonne (Paris) - 4th quarter 2019

Production of 3 to 5 photos, offered by Dahinden
- advice and support on the choice of prints
- inkjet or Lambda printing on paper support
- dibond type lamination or american box
- 80x120cm format max

Exhibition at fotofever paris 2019
- from November 8th to 10th at the Carrousel du Louvre
- 15,000 visitors expected (collectors, galleries, journalists)
- including artistic and technical support
Exhibition at Christophe Gratadou gallery in 2020


Public Vote

The public is asked to select its Grand Prize Winner among the 3 winners, via an online vote between July and October 2019.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a 6-month coaching programme offered by La Condamine, an association that accompanies artists in their career path.

In partnership with Dahinden

The prestigious photo lab Dahinden, created in 1968 in Paris, has become in a few decades the main partner of photographers and premium brands, combining expertise and innovations to enhance visual creations at every stage of production.

Wishing to strengthen its commitment and its support to photography artists, Dahinden renews its collaboration fotofever to offer young talents the opportunity to realize their dream!