Discovering new perspectives
The 6th edition of the now well-established New Takes on Environmental Photography Award, organised by the La Gacilly Photo Festival in partnership with Fisheye, has moved away from an annual theme to focus on contemporary affairs.
As privileged witnesses of major societal and environmental upheavals, photographers hone the way we see the environment and, very often, prompt a change of behaviour through their subjects, approach and aesthetics. At the La Gacilly Photo Festival, we are convinced of the role of photography in what is the greatest collective challenge of our era. We address this award to professional photographers or those about to embark on a professional career, regardless of whether they approach photography from a visual arts, documentary or photojournalistic angle.
This year, the jury, made up of members of the La Gacilly Photo Festival and Fisheye teams, welcomed two guests: photographer Aglaé Bory and Tess Raimbeau, Picture Editor at Libération newspaper.
The three award winners – Imane Djamil, Florence Goupil and Brieuc Weulersse – offer contemporary interpretations and differing but complementary approaches on the issues that link humans to their environment. Through fiction and documentary, their work – in Morocco, Peru and Belgium – shares this collective questioning about the consequences and solutions linked to the great environmental challenge of our times.