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4 July, 2019

Mathieu Pernot – Winner of the HCB Award 2019

Mathieu Pernot - HCB Award 2019


Following the deliberations held on June, 7 2019 at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, the jury of the HCB Award 2019 selected the French photographer Mathieu Pernot for his Le Grand Tour project. His application was presented by Jérôme Sother, Centre d’art GwinZegal.

Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach.

This project will be exhibited at the Fondation HCB and published as a book in the spring 2021.

Members of the jury


Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès, member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head, Department of photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington
François Hébel, director, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris
Alona Pardo, curator, Barbican Centre, Londres
Thomas Seelig, director, Photography department, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Agnès Sire, artistic director, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris
Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, curator, Photography department, Centre Pompidou –
Musée national d’art moderne, Paris


The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is the patron of the HCB Award.