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Every year since 2011, the ICRC has awarded the Humanitarian Visa d’or Award to a photojournalist as part of the annual « Visa pour l’image » festival of photojournalism, which takes place in Perpignan, France.
From 2011 to 2015, the award invited photojournalists to address the issue of health care in danger and respect for medical services during armed conflict and violence.
From 2015 to 2017, the competition focused on women in war: sexual violence, women in detention, women searching for missing family members, the situation of female fighters or also women becoming single heads of household.
Since 2018, the theme of this photo contest is urban warfare and the consequences for people forced to hide or flee.
ICRC’s Humanitarian Visa d’Or Award is an 8 000 euros prize for professional photojournalists.
Award-winning photos, portraits of the winners, discover our retrospective.
After Catalina Martin-Chico (2011), Mani Y Benchellah (2012), Sebastiano Tomada (2013), William Daniels (2014), Diana Z. Alhindawi (2015), Juan Arredondo (2016), Angela Ponce-Romero (2017), Véronique de Viguerie (2018), Abdulmonam Eassa (2019), Alfredo Bosco (2020) who will win the 11th Humanitarian Visa d’Or Award?
In memoriam: this edition of the ICRC’s Humanitarian Visa d’Or is dedicated to Benoît Schaeffer, photojournalist and member of the jury, who died last December.
To find out more about the work of previous winners, visit the retrospective from 2011 to 2020.
Source : Icrc