Posts Tagged ‘Newsha Tavakolian’

Newsha Tavakolian Wins €100K Cultural Prize; Pledges to €45K to Help Refugees, Charities in Iran

Posted by on Wednesday September 9, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has been named winner of the 2015 Principal Prince Claus Award, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development announced last week in Amsterdam. She will receive a 100,000 Euro prize, and she has already pledged to donate nearly half of her prize money to charity, including an aid organization for... More

The 50,000 Euro Controversy Over Artistic Freedom and the Carmignac Gestion Prize

Posted by on Wednesday September 17, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Newsha Tavakolian, the Tehran-based photojournalist who won the 2014 Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award, announced last week that she will return the 50,000 Euro prize, due to “irreconcilable differences over the presentation of my work.” Tavakolian claims Edouard Carmignac, head of the Carmignac Gestion investment bank which funds the Carmignac Foundation and the photojournalism prize, edited... More

Nat Geo Seminar: Danny Lyon Criticizes Media; Says How He Would Edit National Geographic

Posted by on Monday January 13, 2014 | Events, Photojournalism

Photojournalist Danny Lyon delivered a sharp critique of the media, explained the main goal of his career, and reminisced about his work on the civil rights movement, motorcycle gangs and Texas prisoners at a rare public appearance last week. Lyon was the headliner at the 2014 National Geographic Photography Seminar, a day-long event held January... More