All posts tagged: Visa pour l’Image

Visa pour l’Image 2014: the winners

American photographer Tyler Hicks, Frenchman Guillaume Herbaut and photojournalist Meeri Koutaniemi are the winners of this year’s Arthus-Bertrand Visa d’or awards, given to the best reports published between September 2013 and August 2014. The announcements were made during the opening “Professional” week of annual photojournalism festival, Visa pour l’Image, in Perpignan, France. [bjp_ad_slot] Hicks was awarded the €8000 Visa d’or News prize (donated by French weekly magazine Paris Match) for his work on the Westgate Mall Massacre in Nairobi, Kenya, for The New York Times. Institute photographer Herbaut won the €8000 Visa d’or Feature award for his report on Ukraine. Freelance photojournalist Meeri Koutaniemi was awarded the €8000 Visa d’or Daily Press Award for her series about Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya, for Scandinavian newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. For the Visa d’or awards, picture editors from across the world are asked to make a selection of news and feature reports – both published and unpublished – from those seen during the previous year. A second jury then meets in Perpignan to decide the winners. Other award winners included Samuel Bollendorff and Olivia Colo, who won the France 24/RFI Web Documentary Visa d’or Award 2014. Watch the trailer for the winning documentary …

2014-09-12T15:39:54+00:00

Amateur photography: a revolution that wasn’t

On 7 July 2005, a series of co-ordinated suicide attacks hit the London Underground during the morning rush hour. Fifty-two civilians were killed and more than 700 injured. The BBC, unable to send its reporters to the scenes, asked those caught up in the attacks to be its eyes and ears. By the end of the day, the network had received 22,000 emails; 300 contained photographs, 50 of which had been taken within an hour of the attacks. A picture shot by Alexander Chadwick with his Nokia 6630 camera phone, showing a single-file line of commuters heading down a tunnel in search of an exit, made the front page of The Washington Post, The New York Times and many more publications. Soon after, these titles and others followed up with articles hailing a new era in which everyone would be a journalist. Five years later, World Press Photo awarded a special mention to a screenshot from a video showing the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, a young Iranian woman gunned down during protests after the country’s …

2014-09-03T11:44:02+00:00

BJP Staff