The theme of the 7th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is Libya. Four years since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in October 2011, Libya is experiencing an unprecedented political, military and humanitarian crisis. While negotiations for a national unity agreement have taken place since early 2015 between the various political entities claiming power, heavy fighting between rival militias and factions continues to break out in the country on a daily basis. The surge of hope that followed the revolution has now given way to chaos.
Representing the dramatic and complex reality in the region has become an increasingly challenging task. The Carmignac Photojournalism Award has resolved to support a photojournalist in the implementation, production and dissemination of an in-depth project on this country from which we now receive little to no images
The Jury of the 7th Edition of the Award, chaired by Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery (London), met in November 2015 in Paris. The Panel comprises : Patrick Baz, Photo Editor, Agence France Presse for the Middle East and North Africa ; Reza, Photojournalist ; Janine di Giovanni, Editor-in-chief for the Middle East, Newsweek ; Thierry Grillet, Director of cultural dissemination at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) ; Mikko Takkunen, Associate Photo Editor, TIME ; the winner of the 6th Carmignac Photojournalism Award Christophe Gin.