Voor de 9e editie van de Carmignac Photojournalism Award zijn Yuri Kozyrev en Kadir van Lohuizen geselecteerd. Hun project zal gaan over de smeltende ijskappen en de consequenties hiervan voor de planeet.
Vanaf april 2018 hebben de award-winning fotojournalisten 6 maanden de tijd en krijgen 100.000 euro om hun onderzoeksproject te realiseren met de support van Foundation Carmignac en haar partners.
Hieronder het volledige persbericht (EN)
Dedicated to the Arctic and chaired by climatologist Jean Jouzel, winner of the 2012 Vetlesen Award and co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Award as Director of the IPCC, and under the patronage of Minister Ségolène Royal, French Ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Poles, the 9th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award was awarded to Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen. Their double polar expedition project, «Arctic: New Frontier», focuses on the consequences of the melting of the sea ice for the planet, and the medium-term prospect of its total disappearance.
Yuri Kozyrev & Kadir Van Lohuizen
«Arctic: New Frontier» — A double polar expedition
The melting of the polar sea ice is in the process of changing the map of the world for ever. In visiting all the a ected regions and countries in one expedition and by showing how the di erent parties — starting with Russia and the US — are working on conquering the North Pole, we will reveal how the impact of climate change in the Arctic is of global signi cance for the rest of the world. Yuri Kozyrev & Kadir Van Lohuizen will travel towards the East and Kadir Van Lohuizen will head West. Each of them will travel halfway across the Arctic Circle to meet in September in the Bering Strait. From Russia to Norway, Greenland, Canada and Alaska (US), the two laureates will, in their respective areas of research, explore key issues a ecting the Arctic - the opening of new trade routes, the militarisation of borders, the search for mineral resources, polar tourism, etc. – and their impact on our daily lives.
The expedition «Arctic: New Frontier» will be produced in collaboration with French newspaper’s Le Monde, Planète service. A «Large Format» feature will be updated on a weekly basis so the public can follow the photojournalists’ progress and discoveries in real time.
Follow the expedition at: https://prixcarmignacarctic.fondationcarmignac.com/