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Visa d’or Information for an nameless Burmese photographer

The worldwide pageant of photojournalism Visa pour l’Picture offered the distinguished “Visa d’or Information” on Saturday to a photographer who remained nameless for safety causes, rewarding his work on the current bloody repression in Burma entitled “Spring Revolution”.

It is a first for Visa pour l’picture: the worldwide photojournalism pageant awarded, Saturday, September 4, in Perpignan, France, the “Visa d’or Information” to a photographer who remained nameless for safety causes, rewarding his work on the “spring revolution” in Burma.

“Once I discovered {that a} coup d’etat had simply taken place in Burma on February 1, it was apparent to attraction to him, he’s most likely the most effective photographer within the nation”, defined Mikko New York Instances photojournalist Takkunen picked up the prize as a substitute of the winner.

“Holding the anonymity of a photographer will not be a call that we take calmly, and it’s at all times linked to the protection of our workers which is our precedence”, insists this picture supervisor for Asia in New York Instances who has collaborated with the Burmese photographer for years.

On the ceremony, he added that the award-winning photographer was dedicating his award to all photographers in Burma who danger their lives.

The highly effective photographs of the exhibition depict civilians, typically “armed” with slingshots, going through troopers firing dwell ammunition. The photographer additionally focuses on the wounded or bereaved households in a rustic in chaos for the reason that junta overthrew the elected authorities of Aung San Suu Kyi.

The bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters has claimed greater than 1,000 lives, together with dozens of minors in current months.

“The troopers have been focusing on the photographers”

“Since February 1, I’ve been within the streets day-after-day. I’ve encountered many difficulties, having to work within the midst of gunshots, tear gasoline and stun grenades”, explains the Burmese photographer in a textual content.

“Within the discipline, we stopped carrying our helmets marked” PRESS “after we realized that the navy have been focusing on photographers,” he provides, saying he’s conscious of “risking your life”.

The opposite three nominees have been the Greek Angelos Tzortzinis for his report on the final days of the Moria refugee camp, in Lesvos for AFP, the American Erin Schaff for his photos on the invasion of the Capitol in Washington in January, additionally for The New York Instances and at last the Indian Danish Siddiqui for his protection of the well being disaster in his nation for the Reuters company. The latter was killed in July whereas protecting preventing between the Taliban and Afghan forces.

In 2020, the pageant offered the Visa d’or Information, its most prestigious award, to Italian photographer Fabio Bucciarelli for a report in Bergamo, an Italian metropolis on the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With AFP

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