FIDAL launches the second edition of its award for documentary photography. FIDAL wanted to promote this form of photography by supporting personal projects, artistic vision and a distanced sense of news reports. Applications are open to all photographers who have done documentary work and who carry out a long-term project. Applications will be reviewed by a jury, which ultimately hold five possible winners. Only one will be awarded a grant of € 20,000, as well as legal aid and two years to complete its creation. The report will then be exhibited and published in Fisheye magazine, partner of the prize.
The previous year, Philippe Grollier won the very first edition of the award with his long work of fifteen years Northern Ireland. His work Peacewalls (in progress) aims to document the peace walls of Belfast, erected as a true border between the communities of the city.
The jury is composed of the director of Fisheye magazine Éric Karsenty, Dominique Davodet (chairman of the supervisory board of FIDAL) and Catherine Auvolat (FIDAL lawyer). The company is one of the best business firms in France and Europe. Applications are open until 12 June 2017.