The Carmignac Foundation launched the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award in 2009 with the aim of supporting and promoting investigative photography in areas not in the spotlight yet at the heart of complex geostrategic conflict with global repercussions and where human rights and freedom of speech are often violated.
With a prize set at 50,000 Euros, this award aims to fund in-depth photographic report that reflects the complexity of the current situation. The Carmignac Foundation undertakes to support the winner throughout the project by monitoring his/her progress in the field as well as promoting and running a touring exhibition in France, Italy, Germany and the UK and financing a monograph. The Carmignac Foundation also commits to buying four photographs resulting from the winner’s endeavours.
The theme selected for the sixth edition is "Lawless areas in France". This year, once again, the Carmignac Foundation wishes to support and promote an investigative photography project in territories away from the media spotlight by focusing on France and specifically on areas becoming so-called "lawless areas" – political, legal or socio-economic no man's land subject to deregulation – where the authority of the French Republic is challenged.
Deadline for submitting entries: October 12th 2014 (midnight, GMT)
The three members of the 2013 preselection committee - Celina Lunsford, Artistic Director of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph and Emeric Glayse, Development manager of the Award for the Carmignac Foundation - will shortlist between 10 and 15 candidates. The entries, comprising the written project and photographs sent by the photojournalists, will be submitted and presented to the jurors.
The nominators will declare their candidate choices and their entries will be submitted directly to the jury on the 7th of November. These entries will be seen by the preselection committee.
Only members of the jury may vote on the winner. The preselection committee and Carmignac Gestion staff members are not allowed to vote.
The judging panel for the sixth edition, chaired by Christophe Deloire, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders International, and composed of photographers, journalists and key figures from the international photography scene, will meet on 7th of November 2014 in Paris.
The Judging Panel is composed of:
The name of the winning candidate will be kept confidential for security reasons.
The organiser reserves the right to take the exhibition to other locations, subject to the photographer's approval.