Carmignac Photojournalism Award

About

In 2009, while media and photojournalism faced an unprecedented crisis, Edouard Carmignac created the Carmignac Photojournalism Award to support photographers in the field.

Directed by Emeric Glayse, it funds annually the production of an investigative photo reportage on human rights violations, geostrategic issues in the world. 

Selected by an international jury, the laureates receive a €50,000 grant to carry out a 6-month field report with the support of the Fondation Carmignac, which produces, upon their return, a travelling exhibition and the publication of a monograph. At the end of each edition, four photographs bequeathed by the laureates are included in the Carmignac collection.

In 2015, the Carmignac Photojournalism Award turned into a real“newsroom”. This major development allowed Narciso Contreras, 7th laureate, to return with the very first evidence of migrant slavery in Libya – a report that was first published in Paris Match and Time in October 2016. In addition, the Carmignac Award, from the formation of its juries to the accompaniment of its laureate in the field, surrounds itself with specialists in the region who understand the geopolitical, social and environmental issues at stake. 

With the development of partnerships with major European museums – Saatchi Gallery in London, Palazzo Reale in Milan, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris, Maison Européenne de la Photographie and gates of Paris city hall — the Award exhibition attracted over 500,000 visitors in 2017.

The Laureates

The Award on Instagram

Laureates

The Carmignac Photojournalism Award has produced award-winning reports on Gaza (Kai Wiedenhöfer), Pashtunistan (Massimo Berruti), Zimbabwe (Robin Hammond), Chechnya (Davide Monteleone), Iran (Newsha Tavakolian), Guyana (Christophe Gin), Libya (Narciso Contreras), Nepal (Lizzie Sadin) the Arctic (Yuri Kozyrev & Kadir van Lohuizen) and the Amazon (Tommaso Protti).

The 11th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to the human, social and ecological challenges it faces today. The laureate will be announced at the Visa pour l’Image Festival, in Perpignan, in September 2020

The 11th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to the human, social and ecological challenges it faces today. The laureate will be announced at the Visa pour l’Image Festival, in Perpignan, in September 2020

The Laureates

The Award on Instagram

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Selected by an international jury, the laureates receive a €50,000 grant to carry out a 6-month field report with the support of the Fondation Carmignac, which produces, upon their return, a travelling exhibition and the publication of a monograph. At the end of each edition, four photographs bequeathed by the laureates are included in the Carmignac collection.

The call for applications opens in july 2020!

Candidates are invited to check regularly on this site the opening dates of the call for applications. The stages in the selection of the successful candidate are described below. Outside this framework, we will not consider any unsolicited applications.
July
July to September
November
January to July (N+1)
July to September (N+1)
September (N+1)
November (N+1)

Announcement of the theme of the edition

The choice of theme is the result of extensive research work. The Carmignac Photojournalism Award team consults the activity reports of international organizations and targets themes that are rarely, if ever, covered by the press, with the aim of highlighting regions of the world where human rights are violated and the social and ecological challenges they face today.

Call for applications

Photographers are invited to submit their applications free of charge on an online platform accessible on this website. The call is open for three months. 

Deliberations of the Pre-Jury and Jury

The selection of the laureate takes place in two stages: The pre-jury, made up of directors of photography, has the task of selecting between 12 and 15 proposals from those received. The jury, consisting of specialists in photography and in the given theme, choose a winning project. to its final exhibition.

Reportage

The laureate receives a grant of 50,000€ enabling him/her to carry out a 6-month field report with the support of the Carmignac Foundation. The Jury and the Carmignac Foundation ensure that he or she receives the support he or she needs throughout the project.

Coedition of the monograph

Co-edition by the Fondation Carmignac and Reliefs Éditions of a bilingual monographic book of the laureate. The book will be published in November.

Announcement of laureate to the public

The Carmignac Award is first and foremost visibility in the French and international press. The name of the laureate and his or her work are announced to the public during the Visa pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan.  Indeed, the name of the photographer remains confidential for the duration of his or her report, in order to ensure his or her safety on the ground as much as possible. 

Beginning of the travelling exhibition

The photo-reportage of the laureate is exhibited in Paris and London, before continuing to be presented in Festivals and events in France and abroad.

The Laureates

Podcast

L'Instantané

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, laureates and members of the Prix Carmignac du photojournalisme Jury, as well as professionals from the world of art and the media, will be sharing their views on the new trends in #photojournalism and photography.

PASCAL BEAUSSE

#Photography #Curation

Art critic and curator, responsible for the photo collection of the National Centre for the Plastic Arts (CNAP), in France.

  • How to exhibit documentary forms? How do photographers and curators such as Dorothea Lange or Jorge Ribalta manage to enrich their exhibitions?

REBECCA LAMARCHE VADEL

#Art #Environment#Aerocene

Former curator of the Palais de Tokyo, current director of Lafayette Anticipations

  • What mysteries do spiders hide in the nooks and crannies of the Palais de Tokyo? 🕷️ How can Art be applied for Environmental awareness ? ⁠ ⁠

ERIC MEYER & CLEMENT SACCOMANI

#Photographie #Environment

Editor-in-chief of Géo Magazine & director of the Noor agency.

  • In this second episode of L'Instantané, Eric Meyer and Clément Saccomani ask themselves: how to photograph the environmental crisis?

MOLLY BENN

#Photography #Digital

Community Lead at Instagram in 2017, currently in charge of partnerships at Snapchat.

  • For this first episode, L'Instantané met Molly Benn, who explores what the smartphone has changed for photojournalism. Enjoy the podcast!

Éditions Précédentes

Le Prix du Photojournalisme sur Instagram