From 3 October to 9 October 2016, the Normandy town of Bayeux will host the 23rd Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondents Awards. This year’s event will highlight the plight of the refugees and migrants flooding towards Europe.
Twenty-five 2.5 metre wide sheets printed with photographs will be hung on the walls around the city. A code on each photograph will provide access to related interactive content – blog posts, slide shows and videos. The photographs will be on display until 30 October 2016.
A catalogue featuring 16 AFP blog posts blogs de l’AFP on the refugee crisis will be available from the Tourism Office. These first person accounts offer a behind-the-scenes look at the work of AFP and the media in general.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 8 October from 6:30 pm, and can be viewed via live streaming on prixbayeux.org and calvados.fr. Fifty-five coverages are competing for 11 prizes across the different categories: eight international jury trophies plus three special awards (print media, photo and television).
With a network of 500 photographers who regularly receive top international prizes, AFP transmits more than 3,000 images a day providing full coverage of news around the world. AFP’s image bank is enriched by more than 50 partners and now offers some 39 million images. The international photo service, created in 1985, has increased its output sevenfold since 2000.
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