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Newsha Tavakolian, laureate of Prix Carmignac Gestion of photojournalism


The theme of the 5th edition of the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism award was Iran, a country at the center of international rstrategic issue, at a time when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had used up his term limits. Its geographical location, economic situation and nuclear potential place Iran at a critical moment in its history. This latest edition of the prize was awarded to Newsha Tavakolian.

Tavakolian is a self-taught photographer who began her career at 16 with the Iranian women’s daily Zan. Since then, she has covered regional conflicts and natural disasters, producing social documentaries in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Yemen.

Newsha Tavakolian
From Novembre 7th to December 7th, 2014
Chapelle des Beaux-Arts
14 rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris

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