Frequently Asked Questions
A self-portrait is a photograph taken by you, depicting you at your best and/or in a situation whichcharacterises you.
In this case, it is more about writing a description of your professional career with the highlights. Thistext can be written by yourself (autobiography) or by someone else, in a few lines.
A monograph is a book which brings together one or several series of photographs by a single artist.
You need 15 photographs to take part in the competition.
A minimum of 70 photographs are necessary to produce the monograph.
All the elements to be included in the dossier should be supplied in JPEG, TIFF or PNG format with 300 dpi (High-Definition).
No. Only one entry per year and per candidate is possible. However, it is possible to present severalseries during your participation, with a maximum of 15 photographs.
Yes, a couple of photographers may present, but only by registering once, with the composite name ofeach of the photographers. You just need to provide one email address. N.B. if an entry is made as a couple, it is not possible to present another individually.
No, not at all. There must be a minimum of 70 photographs which bring together one or severalseries.
Yes, an alpha-numeric legend is required (text or number).
This must be a brief text explaining the photographic work presented. For example, what drove you todo this work or the conditions in which the photos were taken, their description, etc.
No. The competition is open to all professional photographers but there are no restrictions as regardstheme. You are free to choose the project you want to present.
The Prix HSBC pour la Photographie does not have a particular photographic focus. Each year, it isentirely up to the artistic advisor that year to make their selection from all contemporary photographytrends.
To ensure there is a new point of view, the artistic advisor changes each year. They are selected bythe members of the Executive Committee of the Prix HSBC and chosen for their expertise andexperience in the field of photography.