Carmignac Photojournalism Award

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

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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), the Amazon (Tommaso Protti) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Finbarr O’Reilly). 

The Laureates

The Award on Instagram

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Laureates and jury members of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award & professionals from the world of art and the media, 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.

Rebecca Lamarche Vadel

#Art #Environment#Aerocene

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

Eric Meyer & Clément Saccomani

#Photographie #Environment

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

Molly Benn

#Photography #Digital

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

Éditions Précédentes

Le Prix du Photojournalisme sur 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 12th edition call for applications will open in july 2021.

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.

The Laureates