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Call for applications - 8th edition of Carmignac photojournalism Award

Einsendeschluss: 16.10.2016

The 8th edition of the Carmignac photojournalism Award is devoted to modern day slavery and its incidence amongst women.


The photographers must submit their projects before midnight (GMT) on Sunday 16 October 2016, by applying online on www.fondation-carmignac.com or at the following address: http://bit.ly/CarmignacPhotojournalismAward

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 the theme
- A portfolio of 10 captioned photographs representing the photographer's work
- A complete CV (date of birth, contact details, completed reports, publications, exhibitions, …)


The Carmignac Foundation launched the Carmignac photojournalism Award in 2009 with the aim of supporting and celebrating photojournalism. This unique Award funds a photographer to explore an area of the world at the centre of geostrategic conflicts, where human rights and freedom of speech are violated. Previous subjects have ranged from Gaza (Kai Wiedenhöfer), Pachtounistan (Massimo Berruti), Zimbabwe (Robin Hammond), Chechnya (Davide Monteleone), Iran (Newsha Tavakolian), lawless areas in France (Christophe Gin) and Libya (Narciso Contreras).

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 Fondation Carmignac collaborates with the laureate 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. Four photographs from this work will be integrated into the Carmignac Collection.

The exhibition of the 7th Laureate, Narciso Contreras, on the theme Libya, will be presented at the Hôtel de l’Industrie in Paris 6th from October 25 to November 13, 2016