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Designed to support photographers who sometimes work under difficult conditions in dangerous areas, this award aims to reward a photographer who, through his or her personal commitment, involvement in the field, his or her capacity to take a stand, as well as the quality of his or her work, will have demonstrated their commitment to the freedom of information.
Participants will have to present a report on a conflict (civil or military wars, riots, attacks or public demonstrations), a revolution, a natural disaster, or their consequences on civilians.
Organised in partnership with the Mairie de Paris, Polka Magazine and with the support of Reporters sans Fronti?res, the Lucas Dolega Award will reward one photographer every year. The winner will receive an endowment by Nikon of 10.000 Euros, and will have their work displayed at an exhibition in Paris and published in the RSF album. Furthermore, the winner will have part or all his report published in an issue of Polka Magazine, and will be offered the production of another story by Polka Magazine.