The French Mélanie Wenger, and Britain’s Laura Pannack were awarded this week with the HSBC Prize for Photography 2017. Born in 1987, the first is a documentary photographer represented by the Cosmos agency, who has worked on migrations between Libya, Malta and Belgium and poaching in Africa. Since 2014, she has developped a long documentary series in the privacy of an elderly person isolated in Brittany entitled Marie-Claude, the lady with the dolls. The second also produces documentary works and portraits, seeking to analyze the relationship between subject and photographer. Their work will be the subject of a monograph at French publishing house Actes Sud and an itinerant exhibition.