ALPA Award

In cooperation with the Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA® as well as a private collector from Zürich, photo basel introduced a new purchase award for the best artist at photo basel, the ALPA AWARD 2018.
photo basel and ALPA are proud to announce the Japanese Photographer Yoko Ikeda as the first recipient of the photo basel "ALPA Award 2018".
This is the first year the ALPA AWARD is presented to an outstanding photographer, but it is intended as a reoccuring feature of photo basel. 
Yoko Ikeda, The ALPA AWARD winner 2018, was announced at photo basel 2018 and one work will be purchased from the gallery representing the artist by the private collector. In addition, ALPA® presents a cash prize or ALPA® camera system to the winning photographer.

The photo basel ALPA award is featured in the Financial Times - read the article here



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.