Photographer Julien Magre wins the Niépce 2022 award

Photographer Julien Magre wins the Niépce 2022 award

This “Goncourt” of photography rewards a creation that is both intimate and poetic with a predominant place for women.

The Niépce 2022 prize, considered the Goncourt of photography, was awarded to Julien Magre, it was learned on Thursday, June 2, from the association Gens l’images, creator of the award. Created in 1955, this award recognizes the work of a professional photographer under the age of 50 each year. It has 15,000 euros and is supported by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and the Ministry of Culture.

Julien Magre, born in 1973 and a graduate of the Decorative Arts of Paris, was spotted in Paris Photo in 2010 by the stylist Agnes b. when signing Caroline, Story number two (Filigranes editions, 2010), a project that documents his intimate daily life, which he has been leading for almost 20 years.

One of the most notable exhibitions of his career is They presented at the Galerie Lyonnais le Réverbère in 2017. This creation, both intimate and poetic, closes a long work of 18 years including more than 300 photographs taken between 1999 and 2017. Mixed photographs of his family (his wife and his two girls) and landscapes marked by the emotion or passage of the photographer.

Julien Magre is one of the 200 winners in 2022 of the photographic commission of the Ministry of Culture, initiated by the BNF in order to make a “Radioscopy of France, a look at a country plagued by the health crisis”.

The Gens l’images association, founded in 1954, organizes meetings and workshops on photography and also awards the Nadar Prize each year for a photographic work.


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