War Correspondants’ Bayeux-Calvados Prize
Yemen revolution, Sanaa, April 1st, 2011 © Karim Ben Khelifa
Libya crisis © Jerome Sessini / Reportage by Getty Images
Yemen revolution, Sanaa, April 8th, 2011 © Karim Ben Khelifa
Yemen revolution, Sanaa, April 8th, 2011 © Karim Ben Khelifa
Anti Government Protesters Take To The Streets In Cairo © Chris Hondros / Getty Images
Ras Lanuf, Libya © Tyler Hicks / The New York Times
Frontline, A shebab fighter praying near the frontline, Libya Ras Lanuf, March 11th 2011 © Julien Chatelin 2011
Ben Jawad, Libya © Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR
Ras Lanuf, Libya © Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR
Men, who used to work in Libya and fled the unrest in the country, line up as they wait to board buses to be repatriated in a refugee camp at the Tunisia-Libyan border, in Ras Ajdir, Tunisia, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. More than 250,000 migrant workers have left Libya for neighboring countries, primarily Tunisia and Egypt, in the past three weeks. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) © Emilio Morenatti
Pro-Qaddafi security personnel stand under a highway overpass at the entrance to the besieged city of Zawiyah. The Qaddafi government bused in a group of foreign journalists for a tour of the city center, recently taken back from opposition forces, LYBIA. Zawiyah. March 11, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
A man stands at the scene of an accident involving a burning truck that overturned and caught fire in central Tripoli, just meters from a hotel housing all the foreign journalists invited by the Qaddafi regime, Lybia, Tripoli, March 2, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
Clashes between opposition supporters and pro-Qaddafi forces in the Tajura neighborhood of Tripoli. This neighborhood, the scene of deadly clashes during the first days of the revolt, was declared off limits to foreign journalists invited to Tripoli by the Qaddafi regime, Libya, Tripoli, March 4, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
A Qaddafi supporter holds a portrait of the Libyan leader as fireworks go up in the background on a soccer field in a suburb of Zawiyah where government minders took a group of foreign journalists to attend a staged celebration, Libya, Outskirts of Zawiyah, March 9, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
A soldier loyal to Colonel Qaddafi stands on top of sandbags at a defensive position on an intersection in Tripoli Street at the south-western entrance to the city of Misrata, where opposition forces still control most of the city, Libya, Misrata, March 28, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
A government minder inspects the damage in a destroyed building inside Colonel Qaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound that was targeted by western air strikes during the first days of the bombing campaign. Government minders took a group of foreign journalists into the compound to take a look at the damage, Libya, Tripoli, March 31, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
Men survey the damage at the scene of an airstrike conducted early Wednesday by NATO warplanes in central Tripoli. The airstrike completely destroyed the Wenzrik Hotel, scattering debris and destroying several vehicles along the nearby streets. It is not known if there were any casualties in the bombardment. Libyan government minders took foreign journalists to the scene of the bombing hours after the strike, Libya, Tripoli, June 16, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
A man stands amid the rubble of a three story house in Tripoli, destroyed by an alleged NATO airstrike early Sunday that killed at least two people, Libya, Tripoli, June 19, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
Neighbors gather outside of a house that was targetted by a NATO airstrike, killing three members of a family on Thursday, Libya, Zlitan, August 4, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
A Libyan government minder walks through the rubble of a building located next to a flour and oil warehouse that was targeted by NATO airstrikes Monday morning in Zlitan. Zlitan is the main town controlled by Qaddafi forces near the Misrata rebel front line. Libyan government minders took a group of foreign journalists on a visit, Monday, after several NATO airstrikes hit targets in and around Zlitan on Monday, Libya, Zlitan, July 25, 2011 © Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
A group of opposition fighter goes to the frontline, armed with RPG, and doing the victory sign, Ras Lanouf, March 11, 2011 © Remi OCHLIK/IP3
Anti Mubarak protesters in Tahrir square react emotionally after the presidents rumored resignation did not happen, Egypt, Cairo, 2011 © Dominic Nahr/MAGNUM PHOTOS
People march along a street during a demonstration in Tunis on Janaury 18, 2011. Riot police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters on January 18 at a small protest rally against Tunisia's new government in the centre of the capital, AFP reporters on the ground saw. Around 100 protesters chanted slogans against the RCD party of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. "We can live on bread and water alone but not with the RCD," they said. Riot police dispersed the rally -- one of several expected on Tuesday. Placard reads "RDC (Ben Ali's party) out." © AFP Photo / Fred Dufour
Egyptians gather in Tahir Square for Friday prayers and to protest the Mubarak government © Ron Haviv
The 18th edition of the Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondants’ Prize was heavily devoted to the “Arab Spring”: Tunisia, Egype, Libya, Yemen, Syria...
“The Arab Spring was major news throughout the early part of the year. We were all interested in how this region of oppressed populations pushed the freedom movement forward. It would have been a mistake to ignore it” explained Patrick Gomont, Mayor of Bayeux and co-organizer of the festival with his friend and accomplice Jean-Léonce Dupont, Président of the Calvados region. 15 oversized prints selected by curator and photographer Laurent Van der Stockt decorated this small Normandy city’s walls in honor of the occasion.
This 18th edition was also rich in exhibitions notably featuring last year’s winner Véronique de Viguerie with her reportage The Oil Wars of Nigeria, Titouan Lamazou with Africans of the Great Lakes, and Stanley Green with pictures and videos about his book Black Passport. A sneak preview of Danfung Dennis’ Hell and Back Again, a full-length feature film about the front-lines in Afghanistan made entirely with a digital camera, was also projected.
The final evening was devoted to the awards ceremony with awards attributed to Yuri Kozyrev of the Noor Agency both for 1st prize selected by professionals and 1st prize selected by the public! After his Visa d’Or for the same story about the “Arab Spring”, this co-founder of Noor was well recognized for this fine story.