FNAC Awards Its First 3 Photojournalism Grants
FNAC has awarded grants of 8,000 Euros (about $10,800 US) apiece to three photojournalists. The grants, which support original photo projects, were initiated by FNAC, the France-based entertainment retailer, last year during the Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France.
A jury of 15 photo editors around the world were asked to nominate photojournalists who are working on ongoing projects. Three photographers were chosen from 46 nominations:
Jan Banning – for his project “Law & Order.” Banning plans to make a comparison of eight legal systems in both rural and urban settings. Banning began working on the project in Uganda in May 2010.
Cedric Gerbehaye – for his project on the effects of population movements and reconstruction efforts in Sudan.
Anastasia Taylor-Lind – Having photographed females in the armed forces in Russia and the Crimea, Taylor-Lind plans to use her grant to photograph the Asgarda women in the Carpathian mountains, female prisoners in Afghanistan, and women in other isolated communities.
The three projects will be shown at this year’s Visa Pour L’Image, which is scheduled to take place August 27 to September 11. The projects will also be exhibited at FNAC photo galleries throughout France.