7th EDITION OF THE CARMIGNAC PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD - LIBYA - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The theme of the 7th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is Libya.
Four years since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in October 2011, Libya is experiencing an unprecedented political, military and humanitarian crisis. While negotiations for a national unity agreement have taken place since early 2015 between the various political entities claiming power, heavy fighting between rival militias and factions continues to break out in the country on a daily basis. The surge of hope that followed the revolution has now given way to chaos.
Representing the dramatic and complex reality in the region has become an increasingly challenging task. The Carmignac Photojournalism Award has resolved to support a photojournalist in the implementation, production and dissemination of an in-depth project on this country from which we now receive little to no images.
This year is the first time that the Award will focus on a conflict zone. It was thus necessary to adapt the Award organisation in order to take this situation into account. Through both direct involvement and local partners, the UNCHR is one of the few international organisations with a presence on the ground in Libya, making it a natural partner of this year’s edition.
The Jury of the 7th Edition of the Award, chaired by Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers' Gallery (London), will meet on 13th November 2015 in Paris. The Panel comprises :
- Patrick Baz, Photo Editor, Agence France Presse for the Middle East and North Africa
- Reza, Photojournalist
- Janine di Giovanni, Editor-in-chief for the Middle East, Newsweek
- Thierry Grillet, Director of cultural dissemination at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF)
- Mikko Takkunen, Associate Photo Editor, TIME
- The winner of the 6th Carmignac Photojournalism Award whose name will be revealed in September 2015
Photographers must submit their applications before Sunday 11th October 2015 at 12am (GMT) via the online application process at the following address:
The application must include:
- A comprehensive document outlining proposed project
- 8 to 15 captioned photographs from a single series or news story, which can (but does not have to) be connected with Libya
- A portfolio of 10 captioned photographs providing a representative sample of the photographer's work
- A full Curriculum Vitae (age, contact details, training/education, previous reports, publications, exhibitions).
THE CARMIGNAC PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD
SIX YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
The Carmignac Foundation launched the Carmignac Photojournalism Award in 2009 with the aim of supporting and celebrating photojournalism. This unique Award funds an emerging photographer to visit areas of the world at the centre of geostrategic conflicts, where human rights and freedom of speech are often violated. The Award is distinct from other photography prizes due to its emphatic global concern and specific geographical focus, which changes annually. Previous themes include Gaza, Pashtunistan, Zimbabwe, Iran and lawless areas in France.
A key aim of the Award is to support the winning photojournalist by providing a global platform for their work to be seen and collected. The Carmignac Foundation collaborates with the winner throughout the entire project by offering the laureate 50,000€ to go into the field, financing a monograph and developing and staging an international touring exhibition upon their return. The Carmignac Foundation also commits to purchasing four photographs from the winner’s portfolio, which then enter Carmignac’s prestigious art collection.
Winners of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award include Kai Wiedenhöfer (Gaza – 2009), Massimo Berruti (Pashtunistan – 2010), Robin Hammond (Zimbabwe – 2011), Davide Monteleone (Chechnya – 2012) and Newsha Tavakolian (Iran - 2013).
THE CARMIGNAC FOUNDATION
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