The Bayeux-Calvados Prize of the war correspondents 2017 inaugurates on Thursday, October 5th a stele in memory of the photographers who disappeared in 2016 and 2017. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 5 pm at the Memorial des Reporters, Boulevard Fabian Ware (Bayeux) the families and brothers of Véronique Robert, Stephan Villeneuve, Bakhtiyar Haddad and Javier Valdez Càrdenas.
In addition, the Bayeux-Calvados Prize organizes numerous exhibitions, enabling a full understanding of the contemporary challenges of photography, global conflicts and major upheavals. Jeremy Bowen, president of the 2017 jury and war correspondent for the BBC, highlights the particularity of this photographic event, built around encounters, debates, exhibitions and screenings. “Bayeux offers us a moment of peace and respite to reflect on what we are doing and to understand how we can do it even better.”
Thus, this Thursday will begin the exhibition-tribute Bakhtiyar Haddad – 15 years of war in Iraq to the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy. Tomorrow, it will be the turn of the exhibition Forgotten conflits, conflicts of tomorrow by the agency NOOR. Also noteworthy are The Exodus of Mosul by Jan Grarup, the collective exhibition of Filipino photographers War on drugs in the Philippines: Night Watch or a new exhibition on the work of the Syrian photographers of AFP.
Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre (Bayeux Prize for War Reporters)
Exhibitions, talks, discussions and screenings.
Until October, 8th.
Bayeux, 14400 (Normandie)