1st Annual Book

The 200 Best French Photographers


Why France and why this photography book?

Why France and Why Photography?


Given the rich history of photography, its historical past being connected with France, and the many influential French photographers; Artgence wants to honor the relation of Photography and France together.

We see this as a difficult yet prestigious and important task to find our favorite 200 french photographers. This coffee-table book will be created with the intentions of preserving the rich history of photography whilst admiring the vast development that has come with the technology.

From Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, known as the man to invent photography by creating the Heliograph, to Louis Daguerre who is known for the creation of the daguerreotype process, to the photography legends that had great influence in the world of photography such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis, and Guy Bourdin.

Since the mid-1800’s France has played an important role in the history and progression of photography. To this day it is known as the capital of Photography, a place where people from all of the world travel to experience and view the work of world-renowned photographers.

Artgence hopes you will expect a full-bodied and flavorful collection of photographers selected with the utmost thought out standards. Judged by an influential panel of gallerists, collectors, and institutions.



PROCESS OF SUBMISSIONS:

  1. ENTRANTS MUST EMAIL ARTGENCE: INFO@ARTGENCE.CO
  2. MUST ATTACH IMAGES IN LO-RES JPEG, OR PDF FILE OF IMAGES
  3. MUST INCLUDE PORTFOLIO, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND INTRODUCTION TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER
  4. IF SELECTED FOR ROUND 2, ENTRANT WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A WINNER & RECIEVE INSTRUCTIONS BY EMAIL OF HOW TO PAY FEE OF €150 FOR PUBLISHING
  5. WHEN PAYMENT IS RECEIVED, ENTRANT WILL BE PLACED IN LIST OF WINNERS, AND TOP 2 PHOTOS WILL BE SELECTED IN THE BOOK.
  6. NOW WE WAIT FOR RELEASE IN BEGINNING OF 2021 OF ARTGENCE'S FIRST ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK

Why should you enter?

International Committee


The committe will consist of gallerists, collectors; institutions, and museums from France, Europe and USA

Print Distribution in France


We will deliver a copy of the tabletop book to every gallery in France.

Digital Distribution in USA/Europe


We will deliver a digital copy to over 18,000 art industry professionals in the USA and Europe

2 Featured Pages


Each artist will receive 2 pages in the book, one photo selected by the committe with bio and contact information.

Top Art industry Recogntion


This book will give you the opportunity to gain international recognition and consideration for exhibitions

Exclusive Exhibition


Top 5 photographers are guaranteed an exhibition in Paris France 2021

Entry Requirements

° Must be born in France or have French Nationality

° submit Up to 10 photos in pdf format (only 2 will be selected)

° Photos must not contain watermarks or copyrights

° Limited to 500 entries

°must follow @artgence

° By submitting your portfolio , you agree and acknowledge that Artgence is permitted to receive your registration data. All personal information will be used by Artgence in accordance with its Privacy Policy.