16th edition

From the 5th to the 10th october 2009


2009 Jury Chair

A major figure in the world of war correspondence. For over thirty-five years, Patrick Chauvel has photographed most of the conflicts that have raged in the world. He is one of the last of a generation of reporters who experienced the Six Day War, Vietnam, Cambodia, Ireland, Iran, Lebanon, Panama, Afghanistan, Israel, Chechnya... His images have been on the covers of the most prestigious media in the world. The author of numerous documentaries, he also wrote a book on the life of a war reporter, a bestseller: "Rapporteur de guerre".


War here by Patrick ChauvelWhat if war was part of our daily life...?

"Congo on a knife-edge"Finbarr O'Reilly - Reuters

"Congo in Limbo"Cédric Gerbehaye - Vu Agency

"Post-election violence in Kenya"Yasuyoshi Chiba - Agence France-Presse

Battlespace – Unrealities of warPhotographs from Iraq and Afghanistan

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2009 Results

Written Press

Christina LAMB – THE SUNDAY TIMES ”An impossible mission” – AFGHANISTAN


Walter ASTRADA – AFP ”Madagascar, a bloody political crisis”


Paul COMITI – TF1 ”Afghan ambush” – AFGHANISTAN


Tim FRANKS – BBC NEWS ”A doctor from Gaza”

Grand Format television

Jeremy BOWEN – BBC NEWS ”Gaza – Out of the ruins”

Young Reporter Prize

Mohamed DAHIR – AFP ”Mogadishu, one of the most dangerous cities in the world”

Secondary School Students’ Prize

Paul COMITI – TF1 ”Afghan ambush” – AFGHANISTAN

Ouest-France-Jean Marin Prize

Célia Mercier – XXI ”Tarzan and Jane, Pashtun version” – PAKISTAN

General Public Prize

Jérôme DELAY – ASSOCIATED PRESS ”Trouble in Congo”