Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award is a prize to stimulate a photographer’s creativity by offering the opportunity to carry out a project that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.

It is intended for photographers who have already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career with an approach close to that of documentary. Candidates should be nominated by an institution (museum, gallery, independent curator, publisher…).

The prize is indivisible: 35, 000 Euros that is awarded every other year.

Eighteen months after the reception of the prize, the winner will have an exhibition of his work at the Fondation HCB in Paris and a catalogue will be published.

The HCB Award is made possible with the partnership of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. From 2015, as part as its new alliance with Aperture Foundation, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès will carry further the prize-winner’s production with a show in New York.

– February 2015: applications available online
March 2nd – April 30th, 2015: sending of applications to the Foundation.
– 22nd and 23rd June 2015: selection of the prize-winner.
– July 2015: return of applications to the candidates

For further infos & the application download, please visit

Image credits:
World Fair, 1967. Montreal, Canada. Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos Courtesy Fondation HCB

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