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Congo In Conversation @ Outdoor Exhibition on the Gates of Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

Kinshasa, DRC, August 23th 2020 © Justin Makangara for Fondation Carmignac

Congo In Conversation – Finbarr O’Reilly
January 6 — 27, 2021

Arlette Bashizi | Dieudonne Dirole | Charly Kasereka | Justin Makangara |
Guylain Balume Muhindo | Guerchom Ndebo | Raissa Karama Rwizibuka |
Moses Sawasawa | Pamela Tulizo | Ley Uwera | Bernadette Vivuya

“The 11th Carmignac Photojournalism Award—which, this year, focuses on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—was awarded to British-Canadian photographer Finbarr O’Reilly. His reportage started in January 2020, before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the swiftly worsening global health situation and the gradual closing of international borders, finding a different way of working became essential. Finbarr O’Reilly and the Award team—in close collaboration with the jury of the 11th edition—reframed their approach to this work. One laureate’s project turned into “Congo in Conversation”, a collaborative reportage with eleven Congolese photographers and journalists, who documented for six months the human, social and ecological challenges that the Congo faces today, within the context of the current global health crisis. First published on a dedicated website and social networks, “Congo in Conversation” provided an uninterrupted and unprecedented stream of articles, photo reportages and videos, which visitors can consult by theme or by contributor. The collaborative reportage is now published in a bilingual monograph and will be exhibited in a collective outdoor exhibition in Paris in January 2021.”

Outdoor Exhibition on the Gates of Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris


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