The winners of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award, the International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian Visa d’or Award and the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant have been announced. These, along with several other photojournalism awards and grants, will be presented in early September 2017 in Perpignan, France.
The Canon Female Photojournalist Award of €8000 (approx. $9000 U.S.) will be given to Catalina Martin-Chico to support her project about women members of Colombian guerilla group FARC. That work will be shown at Visa Pour L’Image in 2018. The award, which is sponsored by ELLE Magazine, honors women photographers for outstanding contributions to photojournalism. Previous winners of the award, which has been given annually since 2001, include Darcy Padilla, Mary F. Calvert, Brenda Ann Kenneally and Ami Vitale.
The Humanitarian Visa d’or Award, which is sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross and honors a photojournalist reporting stories about women, will be given to Angela Ponce Romero for her project about women who have gone missing in a war between the Peruvian government and the Shining Path guerilla group. Previous winners of this award, which has been given since 2011 and also carries an €8000 prize, include Juan Arredondo, William Daniels and Martin-Chico.
The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant, which is given to help a photographer complete a reporting project, will be presented to Romain Laurendeau for his story about underground youth culture in Algeria. The grant, which is presented by the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Foundation with sponsorship from media organization La Scam. Previous winners of the €8000 grant include Ferhat Bouda, Kosuke Okahara and Masie Crow.
The Visa Pour L’Image Perpignan photojournalism festival takes place September 2–17, 2017.
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