The Carmignac Foundation launches the 9th edition of its Prize for Photojournalism. Created in 2009, this prize is intended to support the photographic investigation report “on a region of the world where freedoms and rights are threatened“. The winner receives a € 50,000 prize, as well as a traveling exhibition and a publication of his work.
This 9th edition focuses on threats to the Arctic. Work will be carried out on the six countries that share this territory: Canada, the United States, Greenland (Denmark), Russia, Norway and Iceland.
The jury of the 2017 edition is composed of David Barber (climatologist), Emma Bawket (Financial Times, director of photography), Pascale Beausse (CNAP, head of the photographic collection), Nicolas Jimenez (Le Monde, director of photography ) And Sarah Leen (National Geographic Magazine, director of photography). This edition is chaired by climatologist Jean Jouzel. Thierry Grillet (Director of Cultural Broadcasting of the Bibliothèque Nationale) will be the artistic director of the Prize for the third consecutive year.