Emeric Glayse

Director of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award

Emeric Glayse was appointed Director of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award in 2015. Since joining the Fondation Carmignac, he has organized the exhibitions and published the books Blank pages of an Iranian photo album by Newsha Tavakolian (2015), Colonie by Christophe Gin (2015) and Libya: A human marketplace by Narciso Contreras (2016) and he curated the Photojournalism Award retrospective at Saatchi Gallery (2016) - the most visited photojournalism exhibition in the world in 2016(ref).

Founder and formerly artistic director of nofound (2008/2011-2012), the blog which became the contemporary photo fair in Paris, co-director of the contemporary art space Mycroft (2009-2010) and co-creator of düo (2013-2014), a gallery-bookshop-café hybrid, Glayse organized, curated and produced a number of projects and exhibitions devoted to contemporary photographers and artists using photography, including Elinor Carucci and Ren Hang (New Documents, 2011), JH Engström and Alec Soth (Bedroom, 2010), Richard Kern (Kern and Sons, 2009), Viviane Sassen (nofound, 2008), and Ed Templeton (Make up Girls, 2012 et Paris Photo, 2014).

Glayse has published on contemporary photography and written articles on emerging photographers for magazines such as Art Review. He run a year workshop on Curating photography at the École nationale supérieure de la photographie (ENSP) in 2012. He has intervened, as juror, reviewer and lecturer, in the major photography events as Les Rencontres d’Arles.

Engaged in efforts to advance cultural dialogue and freedom of expression, Emeric Glayse has also created number of cultural development projects in active partnership with organizations such as UNESCO (2010) or Reporters without borders (Support for art centers in countries where freedom of speech is limited, 2011-2012).