26th Bayeux Award Calvados-Normandy for War Correspondents

Bayeux ·

07.10.19 → 13.10.19

From October 7 to 13, Bayeux hosts the 26th Bayeux Calvados-Normandy War Correspondents’ Award. The City, the Department of Calvados, the Normandy Region and their partners are organizing a unique event dedicated to a unique profession: war reporter. And through this profession, the event offers a deciphering of past and current conflicts, through three evening debates, eight new exhibitions, screenings of documentaries and films, meetings for schoolchildren, a book fair, the unveiling of the stele at the Reporters Memorial and an evening awards ceremony.
The biggest female and male signatures but also the beginner reporters, all direct witnesses of the major conflicts as well as the most anonymous, press pause in the capital of the Bessin. Their objective: to bring an enlightened glance on the black areas of the planet, to reward the best photo, TV, radio and written press reports, to question themselves, to explain their mission but also to pay tribute to their colleagues imprisoned, disappeared or killed.


Afghanistan: the world’s war zone – Exhibition
Alep-Machine – Cécile Hennion & Marie Sumalla – Exhibition
Gaza: out-of-state population – Exhibition
Mirror on the world – Alfred Yaghobzadeh – Exhibition
Venezuela: the endless fall – AFP Multimedia Exhibition
Strong as war, soft as peace –  Nicole Tung – Exhibition
Tian’anmen Square: Freedom massacred – Jacques Langevin – Exhibition
Srebrenica or the autopsy of a massacre: from reality to comics – Exhibition
Congo – BBC – Virtual reality documentary
Sympathy for the devil – Screening
Camille – Screening
Rohingyas: the mechanics of crime – Screening & Talk
For Sama – Screening & Talk
Grands Reporters Evening – Venezuela between civil war and cold war
Evening Award Ceremony
Raqqua, the price of liberation – Round Table
Reporters Memorial – 2018-2019 Stele
Book Fair & Media Forum
By order of the President – Documentary Screening
Gaza – PDocumentary Screening
Congo Lucha – Projection documentaire
Student Actions
Workshop Nikon – Le Manoir

Photo Trophy – Awarded by Nikon: Patrick Chauvel pour Paris MatchSyria
Print Trophy – Awarded by the Department of Calvados: Fritz Schaap / Der SpiegelRDC
Radio Trophy – Awarded by the D-Day Landing Committee: Sami Boukhelifa / RFISyria
Television Trophy – Awarded by Amensty International: Clément Gargoullaud & Shafat Farooq / Babel Press for Arte Reportage & BBC News – Yemen
Young Reporter Trophy (Print) – Awarded by Credit Agricole Normandie: Wilson Fache / L’Orient le Jour / The National Newspaper / Vice Gaza
PVideo Image Trophy (Television and Grand Format Television – Sponsored by Arte / France24 / France Télévisions: Clément Gargoullaud / Babel Press pour Arte ReportageKasmir
Regional Prize for Students and Trainees of Normandy (Television): Leo Ramirez, Jesus Olarte, Yorman Maldonado, Carlos Reyes, Natasha Vazquez, Edinson Estupinan / AFP TVVenezuela: Crisis et the Border
Ouest-France – Jean Marin Prize (Print): Fritz Schaap / Der Spiegel – RDC
Public’s Choice Award (Photo) – Sponsored by the French Development Agency (AFD): Patrick Chauvel for Paris Match – Syria


Photo credits

© Alexander Grir / AFP
© Alfred Yaghobzadeh
© Federico Parra / AFP
Eté 2013. Dessin d’une fille de 14 ans, dans un atelier d’expression graphique à Alep. Source : Solinfo. Extrait de « Déflagrations »,  projet mené par Zérane S.Girardeau.
Photo en Une : Patrick Chauvel for Paris Match


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