11th edition

27 september - 2 october 2004


2004 Jury Chair

Ted Stanger is an American journalist and essayist, Francophile. Born in 1944 in Athens, he spent his childhood in Columbus in Ohio, and, after the baccalaureate, did his four years of university studies at Princeton University. He also studied in France (at the Sorbonne) in the 1960s. Then, it was journalism, first in a press agency (United Press International in Paris) and then for a daily, the Miami Herald in Florida.
From 1981, he became successively director of the offices of the American weekly Newsweek in Bonn, Rome, Jerusalem (where he remained in post for 6 years) and Paris. He specializes in war reporting.


War CorrespondencesThe photo-reporters from the VII Agency “go back over” a number of conflicts with have left their definitive mark on the 1990s and the early 21st century. This exhibition gives an idea of the violence of these conflicts, the traces they leave, both physical and mental, and leaves us with the impression that history moves in circles.Photographers: Alexandra Boulat, Lauren Greenfield, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, John Stanmeyer.Exhibition never seen before in France, produced by the Scavi Scaligeri International Centre for Photography in Verona, Italy.Exhibition curator: Gabriel BauretHôtel du Doyen – rue Lambert LeforestierSummer '44: War correspondents in Bayeux - The British war correspondents from June to August 1944This unique exhibition presents part of the photographic collections of the Imperial War Museum in London which have recently been acquired by the City of Bayeux. Over 150 exceptional photographs, many of which have never been seen before.The de Gaulle Memorial – rue Bourbesneur

2004 Results

Written Press

James Meek et Suzanne Goldenberg – THE GUARDIAN “The day the statue fell“ – IRAQ


Karim Sahib – AFP “IRAQ“


Paul Wood, Adam Moose Campbell, Yousseff Shomali, Sarah Halfpenny – BBC “Bombings in Kerbela“


Andrew Harding – BBC “Lira, report on Uganda“

Ouest-France-Jean Marin Prize

Christophe Ayad – LIBERATION “Rwanda : crimes and survivors“

Secondary School Students’ Prize

Fergal Keane, Glenn Middleton, Jackie Martens – BBC “The Congo“

General Public Prize

Jaafar Ashtiyeh – AFP “Palestine in everyday life“

Special Jury Prize

Caroline Laurent-Simon – ELLE “Silence, we violate“ – CONGO