The Louis Hachette Prize 2009 was awarded last week to the journalist François de Labarre and the photographer Enrico Dagnino for the reporting distributed by Paris Match, “Immigrants: rêve brisé,” (“Immigrants: Broken Dreams”) taken on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa in Italy. This investigation, a unique proof of the Human Rights violation by the Italian state, has alerted the European Union and the United Nations. The reporting pictures have been widely broadcasted in European press: la Repubblica, Die Zeit, Afrique Magazine, l’Illustré, il Corriere della serra… and have been screened at the photojournalism festival Visa pour l’Image 2009. In 26 years, the jury has only rewarded three photographers with this prize, generally reserved to written press journalists: in 1990 to Jacques Langevin for his photographic reporting Sous les balles à Pékin; in 1998 to Hocine for his picture of the Algerian woman, and this year to Enrico Dagnino.
One Response to “Dagnino Wins Photo Prize”
Immigration is always a huge subject in photojournalism. I’m so glad Enrico Dagnino won. He does great work. I’ll have to find someway to read “Immigrants: Reve Brise.” I just took some great black and whites of the immigration rally in DC. Nowhere near this kind of work but its photojournalism.