23 June 2016
From July 3rd to November 6th, 2016, the Collection Lambert in Avignon will host an exhibition dedicated to Christophe Gin, 6th laureate of the Carmignac photojournalism Award.
The Fondation Carmignac launched the Carmignac photojournalism Award in 2009 with the aim of supporting and celebrating photojournalism. This unique award funds a photographer to visit areas of the world at the centre of geostrategic conflicts, where human rights and freedom of speech are often violated.
For its 6th edition, the photographer Christophe Gin was awarded the prestigious grant for his report into France's lawless areas, specifically Guyana. This work is exhibited today in the main room of the Montfaucon Hotel.
This exhibition is the fruit of a unique partnership with the Lambert Collection. It precedes the Fondation Carmignac’s opening of a museum dedicated to contemporary art in summer 2017, at the chosen location of the Island of Porquerolles (Var).