Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award

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Jérôme Gence has been named the 2020 winner of the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award for his project “Telework.”

In “Telework,” Jérôme explores the especially relevant topic of the transformation of working methods, and poses the question “what trends and behaviors will emerge on the side of companies and their employees?”

Jeje, an Indonesian digital nomad is working alone after lunch in Dojo Co-Working Space in Canggu. Before being a digital nomad, Jeje was a cabin crew. A dream job for many but for her the pressure of the uniform pushed her to quit her job and to give a try to a digital nomad career. “At the beginning, the co-working spaces are a great way to work. But as long as you start to belong to the community and to make friends you are distracted all the time and you lose productivity. Now, I prefer to work in a cafe alone.” © Jérôme Gence – Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant 2020
Jeje, an Indonesian digital nomad is working alone after lunch in Dojo Co-Working Space in Canggu. Before being a digital nomad, Jeje was a cabin crew. A dream job for many but for her the pressure of the uniform pushed her to quit her job and to give a try to a digital nomad career. “At the beginning, the co-working spaces are a great way to work. But as long as you start to belong to the community and to make friends you are distracted all the time and you lose productivity. Now, I prefer to work in a cafe alone.” © Jérôme Gence – Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant 2020

The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award, sponsored for the sixth time by LaScam (société civile des auteurs multimedia), is designed to help a photographer carry out an original reporting project through an 8,000€ endowment.

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 photographers.

This year’s jury members included Dimitri Beck from Polka Magazine, Jean-François Camp, Cyril Drouhet from Figaro Magazine, Delphine Lelu from Image Evidence, Noël Quidu, freelance photographer and Tomas van Houtryve, a photographer from VII Photo Agency, representing La Scam.