Apply for the Bourse du Talent 2021

The time has come for young photographers to send us their best work and try to win the Bourse du Talent.

The Bourse du Talent supports emerging photography every year and aims to reward the talent of young artists in the fields of photography. The Bourse du Talent is organized in four thematic sessions: Reportage, Fashion & transversality, Portrait and Space, landscape & architecture.

The National library of France exhibits the images made by the young photographers who won the Bourse du Talent. This event, organized by, the BnF and Picto Foundation, has become over the years a major event dedicated to the recognition of emerging talent.

The Bourse du Talent is organized into four thematic sessions: Reportage, Portrait, Fashion & Transversality, Landscape.

Each year, the BnF's exhibition of the work of the young photographers selected by the jury allows the public to discover new talent and the new trends in contemporary photography. This partnership confirms the essential role of the Library in supporting creation, and some sixty prints produced thanks to Picto and donated by the exhibited photographers will enrich the collections of the Department of Prints and Photography.

This international prize is organized by, Picto Foundation, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in partnership with the SAIF, PixTrakk, Lumière Ilford, the Musée Réattu Arles, the Maison de la Photographie and the support of the Fondation Louis Roederer, Expo Z, FishEye, the Club des Mécènes and Paris Virtuels.

Receipt of applications from May 15 to June 15, 2021 |

Following the Covid-19 crisis, exceptionally, the four sessions of the Bourse du Talent will be organized in the prestigious city of Arles with a resolutely international jury. The results will be announced for each of the four sessions live, in the virtual presence of guests from afar and the warm presence of the Arles members.

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Participation à la Bourse du Talent

To participate in the Bourse du Talent please register on the site and fill out the forms.