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Carmignac Photojournalism Award

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Photographers are invited to enter their work for the 12th Carmignac Photojournalism Award. The submission deadline is October 18, 2021. This year’s edition is dedicated to the hardships of Venezuela – once an El Dorado bordered by the Caribbean Sea, which still holds the world’s largest oil reserves and vast mined resources (including gold, iron, steel and coltan).

In the 1960s and 70s, Venezuela operated under a rich and prosperous democracy. However, twenty years after the Bolivarian Revolution the country is struggling to extricate itself from a deep economic crisis, marked by the plummeting price of oil, endemic corruption and hyperinflation. Its GDP has fallen by 80% in less than seven years, while imports have been slashed tenfold. This unrelenting recession has given rise to an informal shadow economy.

The Carmignac Photojournalism Award seeks to highlight this volatile social crisis. The winning applicant, who is selected by an international jury, receives a € 50,000 grant to produce a six-month reportage. The completed project will be showcased in a travelling exhibition organised by the Fondation Carmignac, and published as a monograph.    

To find out more and submit an application, go to Carmignac Photojournalism Award

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