As an entity of the label The Eyes, the non-profit organization Eyes Wide Open was created by Véronique Prugnaud and Vincent Marcilhacy in 2022. Its vocation is to support and develop actions and artistic projects with a social, societal and environmental commitment. The 1st photo book grants is the first action initiated, with the objective of supporting French and international photographers through French publishing.


Photobooks play a major role in the career of a photographer for the dissemination of his work. However, and despite the increased number of publications, it is an economy that remains fragile. The program “Bourses du 1er livre photo” proposes to encourage French photographers and publishers in a creative dynamic.


Eyes Wide Open pursues and develops a tradition of commitment focused on important issues of our society, in the service of creative actors and the public. It is in this perspective and with this ambition that the long-term program, CIVIS MARITIMUS, has been created.