The photos in Ziyah Gafic’s Quest for Identity don’t really fit into the rest of his body of work. The images, quiet and clinical photos of objects left behind by those killed in summary executions in the Bosnian War, are a sharp contrast from the intimate and human moments that fill the stories from the rest of his 20-plus years as a documentary photographer. But looking a little more deeply at the project, it’s clear that they share a through-line common to all of his work across the globe.
Anush Babajanyan has been awarded the Canon Female Photojournalist Award. For the nineteenth year in a row, Canon and Visa pour l’Image bestowed the award to an outstanding female photographer in recognition of her contribution to photojournalism.
The €8,000 grant, which will be awarded on September 7 in Perpignan, will enable Anush to fund her project on large families in Nagorno-Karabakh. The work will be exhibited at the 2020 edition of Visa pour l’Image.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien made the 2019 Alfred Fried Photography Award shortlist for her project “BORN FREE – Mandela’s Generation of Hope.”
The Alfred Fried Photography Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.