Jean-François Rauzier: A photographer for Eurazeo
Eurazeo, one of Europe’s premier listed investment banks, has been defending photography for the past ten years, essentially by collecting photos they then publish in their annual reports. In order to increase their visibility, Eurazeo created a photography contest in 2010, “Grand Prize, a photographer for Eurazeo” with a $10000 award. The first edition focused on the work of either a
professional or amateur using “Transparence” or “Urban Landscapes” as their theme. The jury received 77 entries (34 for Transparence and 43 for the Urban Landscape).
Jean-François Camp, the director of the Paris based Dupon laboratories, led the 11 member jury who unanimously selected Jean-François Rauzier’s submission. They argued that he “was best able to transform the strength of the collective memory into a picture, questioning the world of tomorrow, while at the same time imposing his own aesthetic view, both as a witness and an active participant in the thought process he evoked.”
Jean-François Rauzier studied photography at the Louis Lumière National School before inventing a concept he calls the “Hyperphoto”, a digital creation that confirms the process and for which he received the Arcimboldo prize for digital creation.
Jean-François Rauzier, first prize winner, “A photographer for Eurzeo” worth $10000
His prize winning entry will be exhibited at the Espace Dupon , 74 rue Joseph de Maistre
75018 Paris from February 22 through March 11. Free entry Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 7pm.
Correspondant for the Institut de France