Courtesy Daniel Szalai
Courtesy Daniel Szalai


Paris Photo, Picto Foundation, and SNCF Gares & Connexions partner to organize a platform in promotion of the discovery and exposure of outstanding young talent within masters or bachelor programs in European schools for photography and the visual arts.

Four student projects, selected by a jury, will be presented in a large format exhibition in Paris’ Gare du Nord train station (Oct 4 – Nov 12) and in a dedicated space at Paris Photo. Their work will also be the highlighted in a round-table discussion on emerging art and the art market.

The carte blanche jury is composed of Sylvain Bailly (Director of Cultural Affairs, SNCF Gares & Connexions); Tatyana Franck, Director, Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne ; Vincent Marcilhacy (Director, Picto Foundation); Léopold Meyer, Collector ; Robert Morat, Gallerist ; SMITH, Artist ; Christoph Wiesner (Artistic Director, Paris Photo).

- Kata GEIBL: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest
- Simon LEHNER:University of applied Arts, Vienna
- Daria MININA: Speos, Paris
- Daniel SZALAI: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest

Among the Carte Blanche winners, Simon Lehner was selected by Maison Ruinart as winner of the first Maison Ruinart Prize, organized with the support of Picto Foundation. This prize, accompanied by an endowment of € 5,000, allows the artist to give his photographic vision of the Maison Ruinart, on the occasion of an order made in the vineyards, the installations and the cellars of the House in Reims. Simon Lehner has been recognized for his personality, his work of light and his originality. His creations will be exhibited in the Paris Photo VIP restaurant.