Since 2007, Photographie.com, Picto and the BnF have been proposing to discover the work of young professional photographers. The four annual sessions of the Bourse du Talent end with the exhibition of works rewarded or singled out by members of a jury coming from all the photographic scene: gallery owners, journalists, photographers, teachers… This is an expected event as shown by the number of files examined and the remarkable work of winners and favourites who then pursue brilliant careers. It is also some kind of a workshop where all types of creation and genres, including the most innovative ones, are welcome. The use of digital cameras has significantly changed the way of practising and disseminating photography. Techniques evolve all the time. Each year, the Bourse du talent allows to understand how the researches made by these young photographers but also their vision and aesthetic point of view can be influenced by these changes. Whether reports, portraits, landscapes or fashion photography, all pictures show the same concern for precision and the same involvement. Certain photographers, like Rémi Ochlick who took part posthumously in the 2012 Bourse du talent, even risked their own lives to make reports in war periods.
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