“We don’t realise how important See Banknote paper. From the Latin word moneta, nickname that was given by Romans to the goddess Juno because there was a minting workshop next to her temple. Money is any item that is generally accepted as payment for g... More is in the world. I think of the children who do the shopping for their families, in Africa, in Asia, in India. And then, as an artist, I feel very connected with the A banknote (or ‘bill’ as it is often referred to in the US) is a type of negotiable promissory note, issued by a bank or other licensed authority, payable to the bearer on demand., by the drawing, by the image of the culture of a country which is conveyed by the banknote.“
Philippe Assalit, Plastician Photographer
“…Having a The money used in a particular country at a particular time, like dollar, yen, euro, etc., consisting of banknotes and coins, that does not require endorsement as a medium of exchange. is part of our identity as a country. I don’t see a society without Money in physical form such as banknotes and coins.. Maybe in our western societies, one can imagine completely dematerialised A transfer of funds which discharges an obligation on the part of a payer vis-à-vis a payee. methods, but in most countries, especially the ones in recession, cash plays its full role and is necessary to sustain an economy.“
Anne-Sophie Duyon-Chavanne, Former Director Monnaie de Paris
“I know that cash is very threathened, because governments have an interest in controlling spending, as in China, for example. For me, cash is really a value of freedom that we must absolutely stand up for.”
Thierry Bouët, Photographer
In 2019, CashEssentials launched its third photo contest SMALL BILL, BIG THRILL: A little Cash goes a Long Way together with Wipplay where over 1,500 creatively-captured and captioned images were received.
The jury gathered at “La Monnaie de Paris”, the French An industrial facility manufacturing coins.. There were professional photographers like Thierry Bouët and Philippe Assalit, economic experts like Olena Havrylchyk (professor at La Sorbonne University), Anne Sophie Duroyon-Chavanne (Administrator of “la Monnaie de Paris”) and Guillaume Lepecq (Chair of CashEssentials).”