Today, on Thursday 18 January 2018, His Royal Highness the Grand Duke awarded the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe 2017 to Miikka Heinonen for his biographical work "Belief Systems-type 2".
The artist-photographer with Finnish origins, Miikka Heinonen, has lived and worked in Luxembourg for eleven years and had already received the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe in 2007. His photographs deal with major current issues, including the various reference systems, capitalist, legal and religious power. This year, Miikka won the prize for his “Belief Systems-type 2” biographical photograph (lambda print on aluminium).
The prize ceremony was held in the presence of the Secretary of State for Culture, Guy Arendt and the President of the Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg (CAL), Marc Hostert.
The Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe is traditionally awarded at a biennial ceremony which takes place at the Palais Grand-Ducal following a selection process organised as part of the "Salon du Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg".