Lacoste Elysée Photo Prize Cancelled Over Censorship Controversy

December 21, 2011

By David Walker

© Larissa Sansour

The Musée de l’Elysée abruptly cancelled the 2011 Lacoste Elysée Prize for photography, protesting the decision by prize sponsor Lacoste to exclude one of the finalists. Lacoste, meanwhile, has announced that is “has decided to cancel once and for all its participation in this event and its support for the Elysée Prize.” Lacoste reportedly objected for political reasons to a...

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