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Press release : The Lucas Dolega Award 8th Edition 2019

Call for entries from october 8th until november 11th 2018

The Lucas Dolega Association, the Mairie de Paris and our partners, Olympus, the SAIF, Reporters without borders, the UPP, the Atelier Label Image, Zanzibar and L’Instant Paris Match, have the pleasure to announce the launch of the seventh edition of the Lucas Dolega Award.

The call for entries goes from october 8th until november 11th 2018.

Award History:

In Tunis, on January 17th 2011, the photographer Lucas Dolega left us, while covering the ‘Jasmine Revolution’. In order to pay tribute to Lucas, and through him, to all the photojournalists who risk their lives for the freedom of information, his family, friends and close relations decided to create the Association Lucas Dolega, and to launch an Award.

This award is intended for freelance professional photographers. It aims to support and accompany them and their work, done in risky zones and under difficult conditions to ensure independent information.

The award is meant to reward a photographer who, through his or her personal commitment, involvement in the field, as well as the quality of his or her work, will have been able to testify to his or her attachment to the freedom of information.

Organized in partnership with the Mairie de Paris, Olympus, la SAIF and the support of Reporters without borders, the UPP, the Atelier Label Image, Zanzibar, the Lucas Dolega Award will reward a photographer with a endowment by la SAIF and Olympus of 10.000 Euros.
The winning report will be exhibited in Paris and will be published in the Reporters without borders album.
The award ceremony will take place at the Mairie de Paris, in january 2019.

The complete rules of the Award and the application form will be available for consultation and downloading on the website of the Lucas Dolega Award: on October 8th, 2018.

Press Contact Association Lucas Dolega :
Ludivine Gaudry
+33 616 66 43 19

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