Initiated in 1996, Collection Premiere Heure affirms the cultural identity of Groupe Premiere Heure and its distinctive personality in the landscape of audiovisual production. The focus of the Collection is works on paper. Broad in its scope, Collection Premiere Heure provides glimpses of key moments in the developement of the photographic medium. The works reveal the Collection’s eclectic tendencies and preference for rare and precious images. For Petros Petropoulos, curator of the Collection since its inception, this collection is envisaged as an integral part of a politics of exchange and collaboration with the world of art and culture.