ALPA Award

In cooperation with the Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA® as well as a private collector from Zürich, photo basel introduces a new purchase award for the best artist at photo basel, the ALPA AWARD 2018. This will be the first year the ALPA AWARD is presented to an outstanding photographer, but it is intended as a reoccuring feature of photo basel. From now on, every year a small jury will select an artist from all the artistic positions on display at the booths of the exhibiting galleries. The ALPA AWARD winner will be announced during the week of photo basel and one work purchased from the gallery representing the artist by the private collector. In addition, ALPA® will award a cash prize or ALPA® camera system to the winning photographer.



ALPA is one of the rare manufacturers of cameras in Switzerland and an outstanding manufacturer of high-end imaging instruments in the global market. ALPA cameras are precision tools, made with passion and skilled craftsmanship for a small group of connoisseurs. 

Much like musical instruments, these tools require the expertise and the careful eye of a master. ALPA photographers do not require automatic functions or a constant stream of new models. We simply provide the same that all good manufacturers of tools and instruments do – we provide the best possible quality in design, material and an open ear to all the wishes of our customers.