French photographer Lizzie Sadin wins the 8th Carmignac award for Photojournalism. Her project on the slavery of women and girls in Nepal has marked the jury, chaired by Monique Villa. She will receive a grant of 50 000 euros. Her work will be exhibited at the Hôtel de l’Industrie in Paris on October 20th and published in a monographic work.
From February to May 2017, the photographer traveled to Nepal to document this human traffic, which is still not widely covered by medias. In the wake of the earthquake in 2015, Nepalese society was shattered and deeply changed. Human traffickers and criminal networks gathered among the most disadvantaged, forcing women and girls into slavery and building economic networks on human being trafficking. The work of Lizzie Sadin shows us that this form of slavery is also cultural, “forced by friends or family members” whose economic needs are vital.
Lizzie Sadin was born in France. She devoted herself to photography in 1992, covering the ecological disaster in the Amazon, areas of conflict such as Kosovo or the Israeli-Palestinian zone. In 1998, released his series “Is this how women live? “, a strickening highlighting of the condition of women and domestic violence in France. In 2004, she continued her work on trafficking in women with a series on forced marriages in Ethiopia. From 2007 to 2009, it reveals sex tourism in Moldova. She received the Visa d’Or in 2007.