Thursday, 6 October 2011

Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Association Grant

The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Association, created to promote the work of Pierre & Alexandra Boulat and encourage the work of photojournalists has created an award, supported by a Canon Europe endowment of 8 000 euros which will be given to a photo- journalist.

The award is presented to a professional photographer of any age, sex or nationality who wishes to cover a social, economic, political or cultural issue in a journalistic manner. The Award is given in order to allow the winner to produce a story that has never been told but that the photographer cannot find support for within the media. The work has to be completed only by a photographer alone. 


Winner : Lizzie Sadin

For her project "Promised Land, Promised Women." The grant, supported by Canon Europe for an amount of 8,000 euros, will help Lizzie Sadin investigate and document the traffic of women in Israel,
"imported" to work primarily in the sex industry.


Winner : Margaret Crow

The first Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Association Grant, has been attributed to Jean Chung.

For a proposal on « Tears in Congo ». Jean has already worked in the various hospitals and clinics in Congo. She plans to complete the story in showing the women in their environment both before and after; and to further document their lives after the hospitals to see how they re-integrate into the society they used to belong to. The 8.000 € grant is supported by Canon Europe and the pictures should be presented next year in the 21st Visa pour l'Image - Perpignan.

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