The Lucas Dolega 2018 Award was given to Mexican photographer Narciso Contreras for his series Libya – A Human Markeplace. Back in 2015, the photographer won the Carmignac prize for photojunalism for the same work.
The Lucas Dolega Prize was created in 2011 in tribute to the eponymous photo-reporter killed during the Tunis revolution. The prize is awarded each year to a freelance photographer. A grant of 10,000 euros is awarded.
Libya – A Human Markeplace follows the Pulitzer Prize received in 2013 for his reports on Libya. The Lucas Dolega prize-winning series focuses on the exile of thousands of Africans migrants to Europe.
‘I insisted to have access to detention centers as often as possible, two or three separate visits to each center, for thirty minutes to one hour each time. My presence hindered the responsible militias (of these structures, Editor’s note) and I sometimes had to back down when I felt that my own safety was compromised’, told the photographer to France TV Info.