19th edition

From the 8th to the 14th october 2012


2012 Jury Chair

A famous French photographer from the Magnum Photos agency. His work and books have probably had the greatest influence on young generations of photographers since 1980.Gilles Peress started out in photography in 1970 and since then he has covered events in Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, the Balkans, Rwanda, the United States, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. Gilles Peress has been awarded many prizes, his work has been exhibited at the world’s largest museums and he has published a number of noteworthy books. He continues to work on many different projects, always coming at them from a deeply humanist perspective.


Syria, a sacrificed peopleRodrigo Abd (AP), Mani, Alessio Romenzi (Corbis)

“Portraits of enemies"Karim Ben Khelifa

"Bosnia 1992-1995"Curator: Jon Jones

The wrong sideJérôme Sessini - Magnum Photos

L'ExilLa Maison des Journalistes

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2012 Results

Written Press

Javier ESPINOSA – EL MUNDO ”The last battle of Bab Amr” – SYRIA


Aris MESSINIS – AFP ”The battle of Sirte” – LIBYA


Nic ROBERTSON – CNN ”Syrie, la ville de première ligne – SYRIE”


Jeremy BOWEN – BBC NEWS ”Douma – SYRIA

Grand Format television

Mathieu MABIN – France 24 ”The Tripoli Brigade” – LIBYA

Young Reporter Prize

Ed OU – Reportage by Getty Images ”We loved it so much, the revolution” – EGYPT

Web journalism

David WOOD – Huffington Post ”Beyond the battlefield” – USA

Secondary School Students’ Prize

Mathieu MABIN – France 24 ”The Tripoli Brigade” – LIBYA

Ouest-France-Jean Marin Prize

Rémy OURDAN – LE MONDE ”The damned of Juarez” – MEXICO

General Public Prize

Manu BRABO – ASSOCIATED PRESS ”Libyan revolution – LIBYA