fotofever prize with dahinden #2



Congratulations to the 2019 winners! 


Christophe Laloi (Voies Off), Bastien Speranza (Dahinden), Cécile Schall (fotofever), Julia Amarger, Rose Lecat and Alain Polo Nzuzi (2019 laureates).


Julia Amarger

with her series This is a secret


« I have distributed envelopes to people around me with only one instruction, to send me a secret by post, anonymously. For several months, I received many texts from which I created photographic scenes. Each of the images presented in This is a Secret are the result of an implicit collaboration with an anonymous person who has agreed to share a fragment of her experience. The poetry of words and the protocol of creation are the two motors of this work which allow us to perceive what is said and what is not said. »

Julia Amarger is a 33-year-old French artist who works on the fragmented nature of memory.



Rose Lecat

with her series On the border of the mountains, after the desert and the sea

« After three years of work on the theme of immigration in France, I wanted to document the entry of exiles into French territory with the crossing of an intra-European border. These refugees, who survived the sea and the desert, find themselves facing the Alps mountains that form a natural border between France and Italy, guarded day and night by the French police. It was important for me to focus on people and their history, through diptychs and testimonies, in order to re-humanize what politics calls "a migration crisis". »

Rose Lecat is a 34-year-old French photographer who explores the complexity of individual and community identity.  



Alain Polo Nzuzi

with his series In the modern footsteps of Apollo, Heracles and Hermes 

« This series was born from my interest in the Internet, which allows everyone to highlight themselves and even perform on a large scale, especially via social networks. The ideal of male beauty reflected in these perfect bodies I found on the Internet, echoes the Greek ideal of ancient statuary. In my work, I stage these virtual images of male bodies through the still life genre: I create a new aesthetic to make their bodies even more desirable, edible, as perfect fruits and vegetables. These new images that I propose are in exchange consumable by all. »

Alain Polo Nzuzi is a 34-year-old Congolese artist who questions the notion of identity.


2019 jury members:

Yuki Baumgarten
Artistic DIrector 
of fotofever
  Dimitri Beck
Director of Photography at Polka
Clothilde Matta 
Artist, 2018 winner of the fotofever prize with dahinden
  Chantal Nedjib
Expert in communication through photography, L'image par l'image agency
Sébastien Meyssan
Director of Museum TV
  Bastien Speranza
Director of Dahinden
Christophe Gratadou
Director of Christophe Gratadou Gallery
  Guy Boyer
Director of Publication at Connaissance des Arts


In partnership with Dahinden

The prestigious photo lab Dahinden, created in 1968 in Paris, has become in a few decades the main partner of photographers and premium brands, combining expertise and innovations to enhance visual creations at every stage of production.

Wishing to strengthen its commitment and its support to photography artists, Dahinden renews its collaboration fotofever to offer young talents the opportunity to realize their dream!


And Hahnemühle

Founded back in 1584 as a paper mill, Hahnemühle invented Digital FineArt paper more than 15 years ago and is still considered a pioneer in artistic paper, with its ranges adapted for photography and reproduction. 

In 2019, Hahnemühle joins forces with the fotofever prize with dahinden by offering 1 roll to the Grand Lauréat du vote du public and 1 A3 box for each of the other two winners.