The Bayeux Award for War Correspondents was given for the first time on Saturday to a winner who wished to remain anonymous for safety, following a report in his home country of Burma.
We all agreed to award the prize in the photography category to this report published by the New York Times and carried out by a professional, explained to the French Agency the chairman of the jury of the 28th Bayeux Award, the great reporter Gallorane Nerlorano.
The jury wanted to point out “the conditions under which they work (in Myanmar) very young photographers, professionals or amateurs and the importance of the subject]added its president, who had to leave his country of origin in 1985, Iran, where his life was threatened.
The winners, selected by a jury of about 40 French and British journalists, receive between € 3,000 and € 7,000 each.
Some photos of the award-winning reportage are part of the exhibition “Myanmar Spring 2021” based on the work of 13 anonymous Burmese and is available until October 31 in a chapel in Bayeux.