Are you a student of photography?

submit your project for CARTE BLANCHE STUDENTS 2020


Discover the laureates of the 2019 edition

Paris Photo, Picto Foundation and SNCF Gares & Connexions are proud to announce the third edition of the Carte Blanche Students, a platform of the discovery and promotion of emerging talent in master and bachelor programmes in photography and visual arts schools throughout Europe.
The call for student submissions is open until June 5, 2020.
Application fee: 20 euros

Please read the terms and conditions before applying



On the occasion of Paris Photo 2020, which will be held from November 12 – 15, 2020 at the Grand Palais in Paris, Carte Blanche Students will kickstart the careers of 4 students, whose projects are selected from among over 100 European photography and visual arts schools, with the exceptional opportunity to take part in the largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium.


► Students in master or bachelor programmes in photography or visual arts schools throughout Europe 
► Applicants must be 18 years old and over



Paris Gare du Nord Station
Courtesy Chris Hoare, laureate of the 2019 edition
Present your work to qualified audiences:
  • The 4 laureates will present their selected project portfolios during Paris Photo at the Grand Palais, the world's largest international art fair for photography.
  • The winning projects will be presented in a large format exhibition from mid-October through the end of November 2020 at Paris Gare du Nord, one of the world's most visited train stations.



Paris Photo reunites key players in the photography market with over 64,500 visitors each year.

Exchange with the who's who in the photography market: gallerists, artists, curators, publishers, collectors, journalists 
Participate in a round-table discussion on emerging artists and the art market with experts in the field.

Paris Photo 2019, Grand Palais
Courtesy Florent Drillon
An international jury will select the series and initiatives deemed the most creative, original, thorough and susceptible to being best adapted to the spaces reserved for cultural exhibitions at Paris Gare du Nord.

The 2020 jury is composed of :
Sylvain Bailly, Director of Cultural Affairs, SNCF Gares & Connexions

Simon Baker, Director, Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Valérie Cazin, Director, Galerie Binome
Etienne Hatt, Deputy editor-in-chief, Artpress
Luce Lebart, Historian of photography, exhibition curator
Vincent Marcilhacy, Director, Picto Foundation
Batia Suter, Artist
- Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director, Paris Photo

NB: This call for submissions is open to students, 18 years and older, in master or bachelor programmes in art schools and photography schools throughout Europe.  

For more information, please contact:

To know more about Paris PhotoPicto Foundation and SNCF Gares & Connexions