The Albert Kahn Prize
Albert Kahn was an early 20th century banker who believed so stronglyin photography that he invested a large part of his fortune thereprior to the crash of 1929.
From 1909 to 1931, he built up the “Planet Archives”, comprised of 70,000 autochrome plates and 180,000 meters of film from picture stories taken around the world.
Founded by Jean-François Fortchantre, the Albert Kahn Association created a prize honoring a photographer dedicated to an international investigation.
After a first edition awarded to Raymond Depardon in 2009, this year’s 2010 prize, which occurs on the 150th anniversary of Albert Kahn’s birth, will be honoring Marc Riboud who, like Albert Kahn, is passionate about Asia.
Marc Riboud, Winner of the 2nd Albert Kahn International Planet Prize