Khashayar Javanmardi nominated for the prestigious Prix Elysée

Khashayar Javanmardi (K.J) is among the only eight photographers nominated for the 5th edition of the international Prix Elysée. K.J. is nominated for his final project “See the Caspian”.

The Caspian Sea, called a sea or a lake, is the world’s vastest inland body of water. The lives of its inhabitants, like the Sea become smaller and poorer. Those who leave and those who stay and live with their demise are all aware of its destruction.
K.J. studied at DMJX in both fall 2019 and fall 2020, where he graduated Photo II with “See the Caspian” as his final Diploma Project. Photo from the project: Khashayar Javanmardi

The Prix Elysée is an international prize that supports photographic production and encourages mid-career photographers or artists from around the world to forge a new project, on a theme of their choice. 
In January 2023, The Prix Elysée will publish The Nominees’ Book and in June 2023, they will announce the winner of the 5th edition.

The other photographers nominated are Sian Davey, Debi Cornwall, Vincen Beeckman, Nicolai Howalt, Alice Mann, Virginie Repetez and Gloria Oyarzabal.