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A Distinguished Weekend

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This weekend, a multitude of awards were given out at the Visa pour l’Image Festival.

These included the prestigious Carmignac Photojournalism Award, which each year revolves around a specific theme. This seventh edition centred around the topic of Libya – the winner was Narciso Contreras with his reportage Libya: A Human Marketplace.
Peter Bauza received the Visa d’or Feature Award for his reportage Copacabana Palace about a housing project in Brazil that has never reached completion.

Stanley Greene won the newly-established Figaro Magazine Lifetime Achievement Visa d’or Award. Created by Figaro Magazine in cooperation with Visa pour l’Image, the award is designed to honour the life’s work of a photographer who is still actively working.

Juan Arredondo’s reportage on Columbian child soldiers was recognised with the Humanitarian Visa d’or Award. The sponsor of this year's edition was the International Red Cross.

Phil Moore received the Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award for his project The Polygon, Kazakhstan.

The Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2016 was given to Darcy Padilla, enabling her to create her planned report on the lives of Native American women at the Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The award is supported by Elle Magazine – the finalised project will be presented at next year's festival.

Ferhat Bouda was honoured with the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award for his long-term project on the Berber people.

The 28th edition of the international photojournalism festival continues until 11 September 2016. For further information visit Vias pour l’Image

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