Niépce Prize

03 Jul 2019

ADAGP is proud to be associated with the 2019 edition of the Niépce Prize awarded to Raphael Dallaporta.


Initiated in 1955, every year this long-established photography prize rewards a professional in the discipline for the whole of their work. Candidates must work in France and be aged under 50, and their work is presented to the jury by qualified personalities.

Following Olivier Culmann and Stéphane Lavoué, on 22 May Raphaël Dallaporta received the prestigious award for a career that echoes with disciplines far removed from the visual arts.

Raphaël Dallaporta has captured enhanced images of  explosive mines – working with military engineers –, human organs – alongside forensic doctors –, Afghan ruins and the Chauvet caves – in collaboration with archaeologists.

The ADAGP contributes to the grant that the artist will receive to continue to develop his polymorphous work. It also supports the Gens d'images association in communications around the Niépce prize, thus giving greater visibility to this historic award.

ADAGP continues its ambition to highlight the French photography scene and is now launching the call for applications of the 3rd edition of the Photography Revelation prize (LE BAL Prize for Young Talent in association with ADAGP).  




Created by artists in 1953, ADAGP is the french royalty collecting and distribution society in the field of graphic and visual arts. It represents 180,000 authors worldwide, and more than 13 000 photographs.

The ADAGP cultural action program encourages the creative scene by initiating and / or financially supporting projects that enhance the visual arts and promote them nationally and internationally, especially for photography.

It is a partner of unavoidable meetings of the photographic scene as the Rencontres d'Arles, the Photographic Walks of Vendôme, the parcours Photo Saint Germain and many others.


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