The International Day of Photography
The winner of the Prix Carmignac, the most important French prize for photojournalism centering around human rights, also gets his own exhibition at the AntwerpPhoto Festival. This year’s winner is Finbarr O’Reilly with ‘Congo in Conversation’, made in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis together with Congolese journalists and photographers.
© Raissa Karama Rwizibuka
The winner of the Prix Carmignac 2020 is British-Canadian photographer Finbarr O’Reilly, a two-time recipient of the World Press Photo Awards. The Covid-19 crisis thwarted his travel plans but it did inspire a remote collaboration.
“Finbarr O’Reilly transformed his Prix Carmignac into a stimulating collaboration with Congolese photographers.” - Le Monde
© Moses Sawasawa
The result is a very special exhibition that gives us an inside look on Congolese society. Discover how it deals with post-colonial challenges, the ecological impact and the Covid-19 crisis but - above all - marvel at the boundless energy of the young Congolese population.
In the Pilotage Building