This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – the tenth anniversary exhibition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award. Also, a reminder to check out the new Photojournalism Now: In Conversation video interview with Robin Hammond.
Carmignac Photojournalism Award: 10 Years of Reportage
In 2009 the Carmignac Photojournalism Award was established by Edouard Carmignac to support photojournalists at a time when changes to the media landscape were dramatically impacting editorial budgets. The Award comprises a grant of 50,000 Euros to be used to fund a six-month field report resulting in the production of a photo-reportage project that investigates human rights violations and/or geostrategic issues. On conclusion, a monograph is published and the works are mounted as a travelling exhibition.
Carmignac Photojournalism Award: 10 Years of Reportage, opens at Villa Carmignac on the Island of Porquerolles, France on 4 July and runs until 1 November, 2020. More than 100 photographs and six videos from the ten winning photographers showcase photo reports that illuminate human rights violations and environmental issues around the world.
“This retrospective is also a tribute to the courage and independence of the photojournalists who, through their own unique perspectives, have witnessed and shared the irreversible upheavals that the planet is going through,” says a spokesperson for the Award.
Presented as a “thematic journey” the retrospective canvasses a broad range of narratives from the normalization of ‘‘conflict zones’’ in Lashkars (Pashtunistan) by Massimo Berruti (2011) and in Gaza with Kai Wiedenhöfer’s The Book of Destruction (2010) to tales of modern-day slavery with Lizzie Sadin’s The Trap: Trafficking of Women in Nepal (2017) and Narciso Contreras’s Libya: a Human Marketplace (2016).
Other projects on show include Christophe Gin’s Colony (2015), Davide Monteleone’s 2013 Spasibo (Chechnya) and Robin Hammond’s Zimbabwe reportage, Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence (2012).
There is also a dedicated exhibition space for works on climate change and its human consequences: the ‘‘new Far West’’, Arctic: New Frontier by Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen (2018), and Amazônia by Tommaso Protti (2019).