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06 / 08 / 2008
Visa d’Or Nominations
Some of the world best picture editors selected a shortlist from all the reports seen over the past year (both published and unpublished), with four nominees for the Visa d'Or for news reporting and the Visa d'Or for feature reporting. A second jury meets in Perpignan to choose the final winners. Here are the nominees:
Visa d'Or News Category
- Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP : Kenya
- Philip Blenkinsop / NOOR : China Earthquake
- John Moore / Getty Images : Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
- Anthony Suau / Bill Charles : Mexico/US border fence
Presentation of the Visa d'Or News award on Saturday, September 6, 2008.For the first time, Paris Match give a prize of 8000 Euro to the Visa d'or News award winner.
Visa d'Or Features Category
- Carlos Spottorno / Getty Images : Xinjiang, China's Far West
- Alfred Yaghobzadeh / Sipa Press for the Figaro Magazine : Religious Minorities in Iran
- Brent Stirton / Reportage by Getty Images for Newsweek and National Geographic Magazine : Virunga National Park, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, July 2007
- Agnès Dherbeys / VIImentor program : Temple of Dooms, Wat Prah Bat Nam Phu, Thailand
Presentation of the Visa d'Or Feature award on Friday, September 5, 2008.
For the first time, the Languedoc-Roussillon Région gives a prize of 8000 Euro to the Visa d'Or Feature award winner.