Exhibition Carmignac photojournalism award, a retrospective


© Christophe Gin

Photo exhibition: Exhibition Carmignac photojournalism award, a retrospective
Venue details: Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London, London SW3 4RY, United Kingdom Map It
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Event date: from 18-11-2015 to 13-12-2015
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week
, Last entry 5:30pm

The Carmignac photojournalism Award funds an emerging photographer to visit areas of the world where human rights and freedom of speech are violated.

The Fondation Carmignac is pleased to announce the full line-up of photojournalists to be shown at their forthcoming exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery this November.

1st room – Newsha Tavakolian

The first room of the exhibition will be entirely dedicated to the Iranian photojournalist and fifth Carmignac laureate, Newsha Tavakolian. Tavakolian’s project explores the lives of young middle class Iranians caught between the pressures of an increasingly modern society and
a revolutionary Islamic ideology. Photographs from the winning project made in 2013, will be shown alongside video installations first exhibited at the Venice Biennale this year.

2nd room – Davide Monteleone, Robin Hammond, Massimo Berruti Kai Wiedenhöfer, Christophe Gin

Chechnya forms the focus of four works on show by Italian photojournalist, Davide Monteleone. taken from the report Monteleone produced from December 2012 – April 2013 as part of the fourth Carmignac laureateship, the portfolio’s title Spasibo, (Russian for ‘thank you’) can be interpreted as an ironic gesture of gratitude to Chechnya’s oppressors.

Massimo Berruti, Agence VU, Fondation Carmignac

© Massimo Berruti, Agence VU

Four works will also be displayed by third winner of the Award, Robin Hammond. Taking Zimbabwe as its subject, hammond’s work charts the violent decline of the country at the mercy of the Mugabe regime.
 On two occasions during the process, officials caught up with hammond, culminating in a 26-day imprisonment and eventual deportation as a ‘Prohibited Immigrant’.

Documenting the Pashtun civilian militia’s conflicts with the taliban in the Swat Valley, Pakistan, second laureate Massimo Berruti’s report reveals both the situation caused by taliban, and the resistance mounted by the local population with only minimal resources.


© Kai Wiedenhöfer

The exhibition line-up is completed by the Award’s first ever laureate, Kai Wiedenhöfer. Photographs from his series, focused on the theme
of Gaza, aim to provide an unsentimental portrayal of the Israeli attack that took place in January 2009 and its effects on the people and the buildings of the Strip.

At the end of the exhibition, the incumbent laureate Christophe Gin, announced September 2015 at Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan, 
will introduce his series about Guiana, Colonie (Colony) with one photograph. Working to the theme of Lawless Areas in France – selected by the Fondation Carmignac as the subject for the sixth edition of the Award – his black
and white photographs investigate the highly hermetic societies.
An exhibition dedicated to this series will be presented at the Chapelle des Beaux-Arts de Paris from 5 November to 5 December 2015.


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