Solmaz Daryani wins the 2021 FotoEvidence W Award with her long term project The Eyes of Earth about the drying of lake Urmia in Iran.
HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo Wins the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press. The book will be published by FotoEvidence this year and released in Amsterdam, during the World Press Photo Festival in April 2020.
Habibi by Antonio Faccilongo, recipient of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award reviewd by Collector Daily.
Read an interview with Antonio here.
HABIBI is available here.
Australian photographer Patrick Brown won the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo for his project “No Place on Earth,” documenting the world's fastest growing refugee crisis and one of the most rapid human exodus in recent history. Risking death at sea or on foot, more than 700,000 Rohingya fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine State of Myanmar. Arriving in Bangladesh at the makeshift camps, most refugees reported harrowingly consistent stories of murder and rape, all of which testify to a deliberate campaign of eradication. “No Place on Earth” provides an intimate portrait of the Rohingya survivors and their bleak conditions in overcrowded refugee camps.
Mikael Owunna for “Limitless Africans”. The work is a collaborative response between the photographer and his community, to re-define what it means to be an immigrant, African and queer in North America and Europe at this time.
Fausto Podavini for “OMO Change.” The work aims to be a meditation on how large-scale investments can put at risk a delicate balance between humans and their environment that has persisted for hundreds of years.
Brown’ work will be published in a hardbound FotoEvidence book to be released this spring. Brown, Owunna and Podavini will be exhibited at the World Press Photo exhibit in Amsterdam in April and at the FotoEvidence Book Award Exhibit in New York at the Bronx Documentary Center, opening May 30th 2019.
Interview with Patrick Brown here.
Pre-order the book here.
FotoEvidence Women is a new chapter of FotoEvidence Press, a space for free expression, devoted to engaged women photographers who want to tell their stories in the form of a photo book. Through their lenses women can shape the world differently and we want to give them this chance.
At this moment, women around the world are seeking equal rights and equal opportunity. The FotoEvidence W Award for Personal Story will suppot this movement. It will be granted by a selection committee to one woman whose work merits a book. The hardbound book will be published by FotoEvidence. Two other photographers will receive honorable mentions. Through their lenses women can shape the world differently and we want to give them this chance.
Book signings at Visa Pour L'Image
September 7th at 5 p.m. at La Poudriere in Perpignan
Danielle Villasana, finalist of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press will sign her new book A Light Inside. Joa Pina will be signing his third book 46750. Eglish edition published by FotoEvidence.
The winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo is First Nation photojournalist Josué Rivas for his project “Standing Strong” about the spiritual awakening that occurred among the people resisting the Dakota Access pipeline.
The finalists are Zackery Canepari for “Flint is a Place,” an exploration of the challenges of life in Flint, Michigan, and Danielle Villasana for “The Light Inside” a compelling story about the struggle of trans women in Peru.
Rivas’ work will be published in a hardbound FotoEvidence book to be released this spring. Rivas, Canepari and Villasana will be exhibited at the World Press Photo exhibit in Amsterdam opening April 14th and at the FotoEvidence Book Award Exhibit in New York at the Bronx Documentary Center, opening June 2nd.
In this testimony to a committee of the European Parliament, photojournalist Mario Cruz tells the story of how he followed a trail of missing children to discover a vast system of modern day slavery under the guise of education in Senegal.
His work about talibés won recognition from World Press Photo and FotoEvidence published his book, “Talibés Modern Day Slaves.” The international exhibition of his work and the long-form documentation provided by the book, with texts in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic, prodded the President of Senegal to order the registration of all daaras (private schools) in the country. In the initial weeks after the President's order, more than 3,000 young boys were removed from the streets of Dakar and placed in shelters or sent home, if their home could be determined. This is a small percentage of the more than 50,000 talibés that Human Rights Watch estimates suffer exploitation and abuse in some of Dakar's daaras, but it represents a first step in a long process to address the institutionalized abuse of children in Senegal.
In bringing this issue to the European Parliament Cruz continues his advocacy on behalf of Senegal's talibés. The European Parliament responded by declaring their intention to urgently investigate the issue and bring further pressure on Senegal to dismantle the illegitimate daaras that abuse children.
FotoEvidence Book Award and the World Press Photo Foundation announce a new collaboration. The annual FotoEvidence Book Award that recognizes one photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of social justice and publishes the selected project in a book now will be known as the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The collaboration will mean that the winner and two other selected finalists will be exhibited during the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 in Amsterdam in conjunction with the launch of the winner’s book. The book will also be shown during the World Press Photo Exhibition in many of the 100 cities worldwide to which it travels each year.
FotoEvidence will also exhibit the work of the winner and finalists at 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award exhibit in New York in the fall of 2018. The award winner will be invited to New York to participate in EXPOSE, a one-day workshop that will connect students with the winner to learn from his or her experience and to receive feedback on their long-term projects.
The 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo is now open for submissions.
Please go to FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo for details.
In 2017 the FotoEvidence Book Award was granted to photographer Poulomi Basu for her work, “Blood Speaks: A Ritual of Exile.” After the award was granted and before the book was published, allegations of ethical misconduct on the part of the photographer came to our attention. Our investigation of the allegations raised doubts about Basu’s account of an incident in question about her conduct during the creation of the work. We concluded that at least one of Basu’s captions contained misleading information. In consultation with the 2017 jury, FotoEvidence chose to withdraw the 2017 award and halt the publication of the book.
This was a very difficult decision for everyone involved. FotoEvidence still believes the project, “Blood Speaks: A Ritual of Exile” has significant value but, because of our commitment to the highest ethical standards in photojournalism, doubts about the validity of any part of the work compel us to abstain from publishing the book.
Daniella Zalcman wins the Robert Kennedy Award for Photography-International with her work "Signs of Your Identity". Last year , Daniella was was granted for the same work with the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award and "Signs of Your Identity" published in a book.
The book is available at Amazon and the FotoEvidence bookstore on line.
A fine review of Anahit Hayrapetyan 's Princess to Slave boo by Alison Stieven-Taylor of about violence against women in Armenia in this week's Photojournalism Now. An important book by a courageous photographer. Published by FotoEvidence Press. Photo editor is Régina Monfort.
The book is available at bookstore on line.
Joseph Rodriguez: A Look Inside Romania
TIME calls FotoEvidence’s book Bronx Boys, “one of the first true digital photo-monographs that can be downloaded to your computer.” Paul Moakley, Time.com, August 16, 2011.
Bronx Boys is an intimate photo essay about the lives of young people in the Bronx during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Shot over two decades by photojournalist Stephen Shames, Bronx Boys takes the viewer inside the lives of young people living at the epicenter of a crack cocaine epidemic that devastated their community. The story tracks their childhood on the streets, their loves and losses. It includes a powerful first person narrative by Martin Dones, one of the young men Shames followed and who survived life on the streets.
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