Axelle de Russé / Studio Hans Lucas has been named the 2019 winner of the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award for her project “Dehors.”
In France, women represent 3.6% of the prison population. An invisible minority, ostracized and isolated, their reintegration is an obstacle course. “Dehors” explores their life on the “outside.”
The prize, worth 8,000 euros, will be awarded to de Russé during the screening evening at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan on Thursday, September 5.
Members of the jury were:
- Dimitri Beck – Polka magazine
- Jacques Graf – Photographer
- Romain Lacroix – Paris Match
- Caroline Laurent-Simon – Journalist
- Delphine Lelu – Images Evidence
About The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award
The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award, sponsored for the fifth time by LaScam (société civile des auteurs multimedia)
is designed to help a photographer carry out an original
reporting project through an €8000 endowment.
The grant is awarded to a professional photographer of any age, sex or nationality who wishes to cover a social, economic, political or cultural issue in a journalistic manner. The award is given in order to allow the winner to produce a story that has never been told but that the photographer cannot find support for within the media
About the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Association
This award was 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 VII founding member Alexandra Boulat 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 photographer.