Carmignac Photojournalism Award exhibition

Added On May 17, 2018

The Carmignac Photojournalism Award exhibition has opened at the Sattchi Gallery in London.
The exhibition showcases works by French photographer Lizzie Sadin, who's photos document the trafficking and forced prostitution of women in Nepal. 
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Established in 2009, the Carmignac Photojournalism Award supports investigative photojournalism on human rights violations around the world.
After the devastating 2015 earthquake that killed 9,000 people and displaced 650,000 others, the lives of many Nepalese have been shattered.
Unemployment and precarious living conditions have risen dramatically since then, leading to an increase in trafficking, notably of women.
While in Nepal, photographer Lizzie Sadin explored how the trafficking and forced prostitution of women are not only a result of economic poverty but also a consequence of social and cultural practices.
"I like to enlighten the situation to focus on attempt against human rights and especially women's rights. I consider myself as in the middle between the situation and the audience. I want to bring our eyes to those places. And to bring the eyes of those men in jail or those women to our knowledge. I want to be in the middle,thanks to my cameras."
Following a call for applications in July 2016, the Carmignac Photojournalism Award's jury chose to give a voice to Nepalese women by selecting Lizzie Sadin's project.
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)EMERIC GLAYSE, Director of Carmignac Photojournalism Award        
"It's our 7th edition now. And so,the idea is to give time to photojournalist to speak about a subject about human rights. And we exhibited every year,now at Saatchi and different places in Europe to reach maximum for urgency. Not for us but for the project. The idea is more the project can be seen, more people can understand what is happening. And for us is one of the goal of journalism."
The Carmignac Photojournalism Award exhibition runs until mid June this year.