© Ferhat Bouda / Agence VU, 2016 Recipient of the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award

Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award

The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award, sponsored for a third time by the LaScam (société civile des auteurs multimedia), is designed to help a photographer carry out an original reporting project through an €8000 endowment. The rules for submitting applications can be downloaded in French and English. The application dossier must be sent no later than June 15, 2017.

This award has been established by the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Association to promote the creation of documentary work with a social purpose. Formed in the memory of Pierre and Alexandra Boulat by friends and family after the death of Alexandra in 2007, the Association seeks to keep the spirit of father and daughter alive through making their work available to the public and creating an annual grant to a photographer and sponsoring the education of young photographers.

Previous recipients of the Boulat Association Award – the award took a hiatus in 2011 – have been: South Korean photographer Jean Chung, for her project highlighting the rape of women in Eastern Congo; U.S. photographer Maisie Crow for her project “Love Me,” which documented the life of a teenage girl growing up in rural Ohio; French photographer Lizzie Sadin for her project on the trafficking of women in Israel; Polish photographer Maciek Nabrdalik for his project on migration in Europe caused by the global economic crisis; Spanish photographer Arnau Bach for a project on the Marseille suburbs; Japanese photographer Kosuke Okahara for his 10 year project “Any Given Day” which examines drug violence in Colombia; Spanish photographer Alfonso Moral of the Cosmos Photo Agency for his work on the city of Tripoli, Lebanon; and most recently, in 2016, Algerian photographer Ferhat Bouda for his long term black and white project on the Berber people.