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Prix Carmignac

© Lizzie Sadin

Prix Carmignac

This exhibition shows – for the first time ever in the Low Countries – works by two winners of the internationally renowned Carmignac Photojournalism award.

Narciso Contreras won the Prix Carmignac in 2016 for his series ‘Libya: A Human Marketplace’, exposing human trafficking practices in Libya. His powerful images give a human face to the inhumane circumstances asylum seekers and illegal migrants are subject to in Libyan transit centers, waiting to be sold into modern day slavery.

Narciso Contreras' work will be exhibited from June 24 until September 2.

Lizzie Sadin became the 8th Carmignac laureate in 2017 with 'The Trap', a report on trafficking of women in Nepal. Since the 2015 earthquake, dire living conditions have caused an enormous increase in violence against women and forced prostitution. Sadin’s work also shines a light on the cultural causes of this crisis, revealing how these women are often pressured into slavery by their families.

Lizzie Sadin's work will be exhibited from September 5 until September 30.

About Prix Carmignac

Since 2009 the Carmignac Foundation supports photographers undertaking investigative photojournalism projects in areas of the world where fundamental human rights are being violated. Thanks to the publicity that comes with the award, it shines a light on hidden humanitarian crises and gives independent research journalism a much needed push.

© Narciso Contreras, Garabuli March 2016, For The Fondation Carmignac

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