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Nikon & Bayeux Award 2023 : Siegfried Modola wins the Nikon Award


The 2023 Nikon Award was awarded to Siegfried Modola for his reportage “At the heart of the Burmese rebellion”.

Karenni soldiers take shelter in a drainage ditch as a mortar shell explodes nearby during violent clashes on April 16th, 2023, in Daw Nyay Khu village in Kayah (Karenni) State. eastern Myanmar (Burma). Two years after Myanmar plunged into civil war, the country’s military has taken increasingly drastic measures to destroy the uprising, with a heavy toll on the civilian population. In April this year, a junta airstrike killed 168 men, women and children. Last year, the army struck a school with attack helicopters, killing several children. The same month, the aerial bombing of a concert killed around 50 people.

For the 30th consecutive year, more than forty major reporters gathered in Bayeux, on October 13 and 14, 2023, to deliberate and award the trophies in  photography, written press, radio, television, large format television, young reporter (written press) categories. and video image. As every year, Nikon supported the Bayeux Calvados-Normandie War Correspondents Prize by sponsoring the Nikon Prize in the photography category.


The Japanese brand Nikon, started in 1917, is a world leader in digital imaging and precision optics. Nikon makes technological innovation a priority and places user satisfaction at the center of its activity. The French branch based in Champigny-sur-Marne is organized around two divisions. The Image Division, headed by Mr. Jean de Gasté, distributes photo equipment (SLR cameras, Z hybrid system, NIKKOR lenses), binoculars and rangefinders. The Healthcare Division, headed by Mr. Alain Angèle, distributes microscopy systems intended for research, medicine and industry. Find all the information on and

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