First set up by Robert Delpire in 1988, the HCB Award has been revived in 2003 with the opening of the HCB Foundation. The prize was awarded to Chris Killip in 1989 and to Josef Koudelka in 1991.
The HCB Award is a prize to stimulate a photographer’s creativity by offering the opportunity to carry out a project that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.
It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, a talented photographer in the emerging phase of his or her career, with an approach close to that of documentary. The prize is 35 000 Euros and is awarded every other year.
Eighteen months after receiving the award, the winner will have an exhibition of his or her work at the HCB Foundation in Paris and a catalogue will be published. The HCB Award is made possible by a partnership with the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.