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Camille Lepage Award 2019 March 27, 2019

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Call for Applications – Camille Lepage Award, 2019

On Tuesday 13th May 2014, the office of the French president confirmed the death of Camille Lepage,

a 26-year-old French photographer, who was killed while working in the war-torn Central African Republic.

Her body was found after French peacekeeping troops on patrol stopped a car driven by Christian “anti-balaka” fighters

near a town in the west of the country. “Everything will be done to uncover the circumstances of this assassination

and to track down who murdered our compatriot,” read the statement from President François Hollande’s office.

Lepage’s murder marked a grim milestone: the first death of a Western journalist covering the disastrous conflict

in the Central African Republic. In her last post on Instagram, Lepage said she was embedding with an anti-balaka

outfit and traveling for hours down routes chosen to avoid the checkpoints of African peacekeepers.

Here’s the picture she posted of the fighters she was accompanying.

The Association named “Camille Lepage – On est ensemble” was founded on September 20, 2014, only months after the death of the photojournalist Camille Lepage while reporting in the Central African Republic.
The association was set up by her family (her parents Maryvonne & Guy Lepage
and brother Adrien) to commemorate Camille, her work and commitment, to provide assistance and protection for photojournalists working in conflict areas, to support communities that are victims of such conflicts, and, while doing so, to promote values that were so important to Camille.
The publishing house CDP Editions – Collection des photographes published the book of Camille Lepage’s last reports in the Central African Republic, République centrafricaine: On est ensemble, and generously donated all proceeds from sales to the Association Camille Lepage – On est ensemble.
Through this initiative, the Association Camille Lepage – On est ensemble was able to set up the Camille Lepage Award, and fund part of the prize money during two years, jointly with the Saif*.
The award will provide support and encouragement for a photojournalist carrying out a long-term project. This year, the award is being fully sponsored by the Société des Auteurs des arts visuels et de l’Image Fixe – Saif* with prize money of 8000 euros.
The Award will be presented for the fifth time in Perpignan at the International Festival of Photojournalism Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan 2019. The award is designed to help a photographer carry out and complete a reporting project which is already under way. Applicants must be professional photojournalists. There is no age limit or restriction on nationality or gender.
The jury of professionals working in photography and the press and a representative of la Saif will meet in late middle of June to select the winner. Applications will be judged on the basis of the current project and the applicant’s previous work. Criteria will include the quality of the photography, the journalistic approach and significance of the story chosen, as well as the photographer’s continuing long-term commitment to an issue or a country.
The Award will be officially presented at an evening show at the International Festival of Photojournalism Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan in September 2019. The Award-winning report must be completed within one year so that it can be presented, either as an exhibition or feature in an evening show, at the 2020 International Festival of Photojournalism Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan.
This year, for the 31th edition of the festival, the work of Kasia Stręk / Item (2018 winner) on Egypt where abortion is illegal, and the consequences of the ban will be presented during one of the evening shows.
Deadline: May 16, 2019. Rules and Application Form:http://www.visapourlimage.com/en/festival/awards/prix-camille-lepageFurther information: camillelepageaward@gmail.com


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