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The Carmignac Photojournalism Award


The Carmignac Foundation is pleased to be here this year, for the sixth time, with the Festival Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan.

“Congo in Conversation”

The 11th Carmignac Photojournalism Award — which focuses this year on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — was awarded to Canadian-British photographer Finbarr O’Reilly.

Finbarr O’Reilly’s reportage began in January, before the pandemic dis- rupted our lives and the way we operate. Due to the swiftly worsening global health situation and the gradual closing of borders, Finbarr O’Reilly and the Award team— alongside members of the jury and the pre-jury for the 11th edition—re-conceived their approach, adapting the Award and the reportage to better cover the crisis we are experiencing.

With this in mind, the Fondation Carmignac is honored to present “Congo in Conversation” by Finbarr O’Reilly. It is a collaborative online chronicle which, through close cooperation with Congolese journalists and photographers (as well as journalists of other nationalities based in the DRC), will address the human, social and ecological challenges that the Congo faces today with this new health crisis.

Relaying information via a dedicated website and social networks, “Congo in Conversation” will provide an unprecedented stream of articles, photo reportages and videos. Updated regularly, it will enable readers to discover how the DRC is coping with this crisis and adapting to the realities that now shape all of our lives.

Watch the official launch live on the Visa pour l’image Instagram account, airing Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 6pm (French time)


Congo in Conversation website

Visa pour l’Image Instagram

For information & details: Emeric Glayse, Director, Carmignac Photojournalism Award Maria Kermagoret, assistant Carmignac Photojournalism Award -
Press: Myrtille Beauvert -

Award winners
  • 2019 Finbarr O'Reilly
  • 2018 Tommaso Protti
  • 2017 Yuri Kozyrev & Kadir van Lohuizen
  • 2016 Lizzie Sadin
  • 2015 Narciso Contreras
  • 2014 Christophe Gin
  • 2013 Newsha Tavakolian
  • 2012 Davide Monteleone
  • 2011 Robin Hammond
  • 2010 Massimo Berruti
  • 2009 Kai Wiedenhöfer