In 2009, Fondation Carmignac established the Carmignac Photojournalism Award. Directed by Emeric Glayse, it funds annually the production of an investigative photo reportage on human rights violations in the world. Selected by an international jury, the laureate receives an endowment of 50,000 euros, enabling them to carry out an in-depth reportage on the ground, with the logistical support of Fondation Carmignac. The latter presents a travelling exhibition and the publication of a monograph, upon their return.
Created in 2000 under the initiative of Édouard Carmignac, Fondation Carmignac, directed by Charles Carmignac, is a corporate foundation with an art collection of about 300 works. On June 2 2018, the Fondation opened to the public in Porquerolles, a Mediterranean island like a floating forest on the sea. Visitors discover contemporary artworks of the Carmignac Collection in the beautiful surroundings of a national park, along with temporary exhibitions, a sculpture garden, and a rich programme of cultural events.
The 10th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to the Amazon and will address issues related to its deforestation.
The Amazon is a vast region covering the territory of nine nations: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The region has a surface area of 5,500,000 km² and is crossed by the Amazon river, the second longest river in the world and the largest by discharge volume of water. The Amazon alone accounts for half of the remaining tropical forests on the planet. It is home to 70% of the world's biodiversity and to one in ten of the world’s species.
This territory is home to 30 million people, including 350 indigenous groups, most of whom live in their natural habitats, but the development of economic activities in the region mean that this ecosystem is under more threat than ever before.
Biography with up to 1500 characters
Country of residence
CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)
1 to 2 projects per submission
1 to 15 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 3000px on the long edge
The designation of the laureates is carried out in two stages:
After the selection, the jury will meet the winning photographer in order to speak to them and to provide, if necessary, the support they will require throughout their project - from the preparation stage of the report, to its final exhibition.