The Canon Female Photojournalist Award has just been awarded to the 36-year old French photographer Viviane Dalles. Over 90 participants from 26 countries entered the competition. Sponsored by ELLE magazine, the 8,000€ prize goes towards supporting a female photographer in the completion of a project.
As a result, Viviane Dalles will be able to complete her project on teen pregnancy in northern France. The work will be exhibited at the 2015 Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan. This year’s festival will feature a series by the previous year’s winner, Mary F. Calvert, on sexual assault in the U.S. military.
Today we’re sharing Viviane Dalles’ most recent work, Boxing Tent, shot in Australia from 2011 to 2013. She followed Michael Karaitiana, the grandson of Roy Bells, an important figure in the history of boxing tents, a popular 20th-century attraction. Michael is the last of his kind, carrying on the tradition through the deserts of Australia. This is more than the story of boxing matches. It’s the story of a family.
Visa pour l’image – Perpignan
From August 30th to September 14th, 2014
Prix Canon de la femme photojournaliste
Mary F. Calvert
Couvent des Minimes