Carmignac Photojournalism Award

July 7, 2015 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments | |
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The theme of the 7th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is Libya, a North African country that is experiencing an unprecedented political, military and humanitarian crisis. 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. 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 Reza, Patrick Baz, Janine di Giovanni, Thierry Grillet, Mikko Takkunen, plus the winner of the 6th Carmignac Photojournalism Award whose name will be revealed in September. Photographers must submit their applications before Sunday 11th October 2015 at 12am (GMT) via the online application process.

Press Release

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

7th EDITION OF THE CARMIGNAC PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD

LIBYA

Deadline for receipt of applications:
12am (GMT), Sunday 11 October

Edition in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency

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.

In partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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 UNHCR states: "Libya is host to nearly 37,000 refugees and asylum-seekers of various nationalities whose humanitarian conditions are increasingly precarious. The number of people displaced within the country has almost doubled, from an estimated 230,000 in September to more than 434,000 in the context of escalating conflict in various regions. The recent humanitarian disasters in the Mediterranean serve to illustrate the plight of migrants passing through the country, which has become a hub for emigration in North Africa. It is now essential to document these situations in order to understand the issues involved in the Libyan crisis. With this in mind, the UN Refugee Agency expresses a desire to work with the Carmignac Photojournalism Award and support the winner of this 7th year, so that they are able to bear witness to the reality of Libya in the best possible conditions."

THE JURY

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

The pre-selection Jury, whose task is to shortlist 12 to 15 submissions from all applications received, consists of Patrick Chauvel, Photojournalist, Celina Lunsford, Artistic Director of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, and Marie Sumalla, Photo Editor atLe Monde.

SELECTION METHOD

The winner is selected in two stages:

  • Stage One - the Pre-selection Jury: consisting of experts in photography, the Media and the art world, the members of the pre-selection Jury have the task of selecting 12 to 15 submissions from those received.
  • Stage Two - the Jury: consisting of leading experts in the region, armed conflict and contemporary visual media, the Jury's task is to select a winning project.

Following the selection, the Jury will meet the winning photographer to hear their thoughts and provide, where necessary, the support they will need throughout their project - from preparations for the assignment to the accompanying exhibition of their work.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Photographers must submit their applications before Sunday 11th October 2015 at 12am (GMT) via the online application process at the following address:

http://www.fondation-carmignac.com/photojournalism-award/call-for-candidates/

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)



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