Libya has been announced as the theme for the 7th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award. The Award will support a photojournalist in producing and disseminating an in-depth project exploring the complex reality of Libya, which has been a conflict zone since 2011 and continues to experience an unprecedented political, military and humanitarian crisis.
For the first time, the Award is working in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who will support the winner throughout the duration of their project.
The Carmignac Photojournalism Award was launched in 2009 to support and celebrate photojournalism. Each year, the Award funds an emerging photographer to visit an area of the world at the centre of geostrategic conflicts. Previous themes include Gaza, Pashtunistan, Zimbabwe, Iran and lawless areas in France.
The winning photojournalist will receive €50,000 to go into the field and undertake an in-depth project exploring the current reality in Libya. The winner of the Award will also be given the opportunity to publish a monograph and to stage an international touring exhibition, ensuring an international platform for their work.
Photographers are invited to submit applications online at http://www.fondation-carmignac.com/photojournalism-award/call-for-candidates/ The deadline for receipt of applications is 12am (GMT) on Sunday 11 October 2015. Following a two-stage selection process, the winning photographer will be selected in November.