Ivor Prickett wins World World Photography Awards prize
Ivor Prickett has won the 3rd place in the News & Current Affairs category at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards for his work on the battle for Mosul, Iraq’s second city, and the effects on the civilian population.
Zackary Canepari shortlisted for the Tim Hetherington Trust 2017 Visionary Award
Panos photographer Zackary Canepari has been shortlisted for the prestigious Visionary Award, an annual grant from the Tim Hetherington Trust in memory of the prolific photojournalist killed in 2011 in Libya, for his work on the town of Flint in Michigan – Flint is a Place.
The winner will be announced on Thursday, 20 April 2017 at:
The Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
London W2 1QJ
For more information on the award and the other shortlisted candidates click here.
Zackary Canepari awarded a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship
Panos photographer and film maker Zackary Canepari has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017 for his film work on Flint, Michigan, the home of Claressa Shields, African-American double gold medal winner in women’s boxing, and the scene of much controversy of the city’s water supply in recent years.
To view more of Zackary’s film work, please click on the link below to be redirected to ZCDC Films.
Guinea: Waiting for Justice outdoor exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland
After being exhibited in Conakry, Guinea, a photographic collaboration between Panos photographer Tommy Trenchard and the Worldwide Human Rights Movement (FIDH), a non-profit organisation that is “defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” is going on show in Geneva.
Tommy photographed 30 people in Guinea who have been victims of state-sponsored violence over the past decades. The portraits are taken at night, mostly in the places where the acts of violence took place.
The exhibition, produced by Panos, is on show at the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc in Geneva until 2 April.
Mark Henley exhibiting at the Flux Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland
Mark Henley photographed a series of portraits of refugees seeking asylum in Switzerland in 2016. The images were pasted onto the ground in a public square in Geneva but were defaced by unknown vandals one night. The original series was produced as part of an anti-racism week, in cooperation with the New York-based Insideout Project, who produced the one meter prints which were put on display by the refugees themselves, many of whom were living – and were photographed – in underground bunkers.
Now the pictures of the defaced portraits will be exhibited in Switzerland at:
We have worked with Hossein Fatemi since 2010. As with all Panos photographers, our relationship is based on trust: trust that their photographs are obtained in an ethical manner, and that the events they photograph are real and not invented or constructed. Any information we receive that suggests otherwise we treat with the utmost seriousness.
This is not the first time we have received allegations against Hossein Fatemi. These have ranged from rumours and anonymous e-mails to being approached directly by other photographers. On every occasion we have immediately investigated but never found any substance to the allegations or reason to take further action. The fact that Hossein continues to be represented by Panos does not in any way indicate a lack of concern or action on our part.
It has been difficult to disentangle fact from fiction in a community which is “rife with personal animosities and resentments” (from the in World Press Photo Foundation technical report 2017, p. 18, referring to a statement by Ramin Talaie) and whose personal conflicts have been played out in public.
The first correspondence we received registering a complaint about this project was in December 2013 (see e-mail copied in Talaie’s Medium post). It requested that we remove a photograph from our archive and we complied straight away. This is the only time that an individual portrayed in Hossein’s work has ever asked us to remove their photograph.
All the other allegations in Talaie’s Medium post fall into two categories: plagiarising and the staging of photographs.
• Plagiarising. It is alleged that Hossein deliberately copied the work of other photographers who were working on similar stories. It is not unusual for photographers to work together on stories and to photograph in the same location at the same time – one could find thousands of examples of this – and there has never been any attempt on Hossein’s part to suggest otherwise.
• Staging. Allegations have been made about the staging of a number of photographs. As we understand it none of these situations was set up or arranged by or for Hossein. Each one was planned before his involvement and in every case the people in the photographs were fully aware of his presence. Obtaining access is often part of a photojournalist’s job and we have no reason to believe that Hossein staged any of these photographs.
We have always been assured by Hossein’s explanations, and investigations by World Press Photo Foundation and many others (including those that have published the work) corroborate his position. The response from the World Press Photo Foundation is to be found online (https:[email protected][email protected]5094b38cb7#.bw2qtq360) and we invite people to read it.
Panos has been respected for its integrity for the past 30 years and will continue to support concerned and ethical photojournalism.
Zackary Canepari won the Best Photography Book award for REX, his long term project charting the boxing career of Claressa Shields, the first US female boxer to win a gold medal at the London Olympics and the only US boxer to win an Olympic title twice in a row with her second win at the Rio Olympics.
Zackary also won the Multimedia Photographer of the Year for various multimedia project, including ‘Everything Water Touches’ about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan; ‘Claressa’ about double gold-medalist boxer Claressa Shields from Flint; ‘Briana’, about Claressa Shields’ older sister and ‘Policing Flint’.
In the Multimedia Feature story category, Zackary took the First and Third Prize and was also given an Award of Excellence for his films ‘Everything Water Touches’, ‘Claressa’ and ‘Briana’ respectively.
In the Feature Picture Story section Zackary was given an Award of Excellence for his photo story about Flint, Michigan – ‘Flint is a Place’.
And Zackary, together with his long-time collaborator Drea Cooper, were also given and Award of Excellence in the Documentary Journalism category with their ‘Policing Flint’ film.
Adam Dean won a Second Place in the Feature category for his work on the fishing industry in the Philippines.