October 7th- 13th, 2019
BAYEUX AWARD – Calvados Normandy
for War Correspondants
From the 7th to the 13th of October, Bayeux is hosting the 26th Bayeux Calvados-Normandy award for war correspondents.
Witnesses to both major and little known conflicts, men and women ranging from the most eminent senior correspondents to reporters beginning their careers are pressing the pause button in the capital of the Bessin region. They are there to shed light and provide insight into the darkest regions of the planet and award prizes to the best photographic, television, radio and print reports; to raise questions about and explain what their work is for, and to pay tribute to colleagues who have been imprisoned, killed or have disappeared.
The program includes:
40 years of war in Afghanistan (Afghanistan, The World’s Battlefield – Curator: Jean-Pierre Perrin).
An exhibition of testimonies from Aleppo, the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square and a focus on Venezuela, a country which is also the subject of a debate evening (multimedia AFP exhibition Venezuela: Collapse without end).
And also a tribute to the work of Alfred Yaghobzadeh on walls around the town, designed to make passers-by stop and think.
In the face of news and information being disseminated more and more rapidly, Bayeux Award is organising residencies, the “15-Year Olds’ Perspective”, HCR-OuestFrance encounters, an AFP day, the Normandy Region Prize awarded by students and apprentices, Prix Bayeux classes, and encounters with the Dysturb collective, all of which are opportunities to provide education about news and information, raise awareness and awaken curiosity in young people who are discovering the world and, like ourselves, trying to gain a better understanding of it.