The project carried out by Tommaso Protti, laureate of the 10th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award dedicated to the Amazon and the issues related to its deforestation, goes beyond a narrow understanding of photo reportage. In his series, produced with the support of the prestigious Award, Protti documents the deforestation of the Amazon and bears witness to the environmental, humanitarian and social crisis resulting from this catastrophe. His deeply personal vision resonates with current events and concerns about the future of our planet and its ecosystem.
EXHIBITION AT MAISON EUROPÉENNE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, PARIS
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EXHIBITION AT HÔTEL DE VILLE, PARIS
On the occasion of this exhibition, Tommaso Protti’s photographs will also be displayed on the wrought-iron grill in front of Paris’ Hôtel de Ville from November 30, 2019, through January 10, 2020
A bilingual French-English monograph “Amazônia, Life and Death in the Brazilian Rainforest” is co-published by Reliefs Editions and the Fondation Carmignac. More information here.
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 and geostrategic issues in the world. Selected by an international jury, the laureate receives a €50.000 grant, enabling them to carry out an in-depth research in the field, with logistical support from Fondation Carmignac. The latter presents a traveling exhibition and the publication of a monograph upon their return. At the end of each edition, four photographs bequeathed by the laureates are included in the Carmignac collection.
Previous editions have focused on Gaza (Kai Wiedenhöfer), Pashtunistan (Massimo Berruti), Zimbabwe (Robin Hammond), Chechnya (Davide Monteleone), Iran (Newsha Tavakolian), French Guiana (Christophe Gin), Libya (Narciso Contreras), Nepal (Lizzie Sadin) and the Arctic (Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen).
The 11th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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