for the love of art.


HSBC, Prix pour la Photographie, France
Marina Gadonneix. Lauréate 2006. Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. Série Remote control - escalier rouge - 2006 / Valérie Belin. Lauréate 2000. Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. Série Venice - Sans titre - 1997.
Mathieu Gafsou. Lauréat 2009. Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. Série Surfaces - Sans titre - 2007/2008
Christophe Theurer. Sans titre, 2000 © 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich

About the collection

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Since 1987, a photographic collection has been gradually constructed, composed of original prints of photographs, annual reports and corporate brochures, specific orders, partnerships, donations and works of laureates for the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. It is a testimony of an era and of the business activity that we share with clients, colleagues and partners.

The collection is composed of 579 photographs from 108 authors.

In 2000, the collection was on display at Paris Photo, in the Corporate Collections.

Since 2000, all the photographs of the collection were exposed in different client areas of HSBC France, and a movement of the works is organised every 18 months.

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Created in 1995 under the umbrella of the Fondation de France, the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie is chaired by Peter Boyles, CEO Global Private Banking of HSBC Private Bank and Christine Raoult as Executive Director.

For 23 years, the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie has been supporting to help and sustainably promote the emerging generation of photography.

An annual competition is open from September to November to any photographer who has never had a monograph published, with no age or nationality criteria.

Each year an artistic advisor is nominated to give a fresh outlook and to preselect around ten candidates who are then presented to the Executive committee who select the two award winners.

Le Prix HSBC support the two photographers by:
Publication of each artist’s first monograph by the Xavier Barral Editions;
Creation and organization of the travelling exhibition of their works in four cultural venues in France and/or abroad;
Help in promoting new works throughout the year, presented during the last stage;
Acquisition by HSBC France of six works by laureate for its photographic fund.

HSBC France, France

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International presence:
67 countries

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HSBC in France  is a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

Annual revenue:
2 522 M€ (HSBC Holdings plc)

Number of employees:
9 000