The MEP is in the midst of a season-long spotlight on documentaries and particularly the relationship between photographer and subject, including the first retrospective in France of German photographer Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. In this context, the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is presenting the work of the winner of its 10th edition: Tommaso Protti. For this anniversary edition, the Award is dedicated to Amazonia and the issues related to its deforestation. Among the finalists, Tommaso Protti’s vision stood out for the jury chaired by Yolanda Kakabadse, WWF President from 2010 to 2017 and former Minister of the Environment of Ecuador. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and on the gates of the Hôtel de Ville, the Italian-born photographer based in Sao Paulo is currently displaying his photographic series “Amazônia”, the result of a 7-month report produced with the support of the Carmignac Foundation. Through a selection of 90 photos, he paints a portrait of contemporary Brazilian Amazonia while testifying to the environmental, humanitarian and social crisis resulting from the destruction of the tropical forest. The exhibition, inaugurated this week in the presence of the photographer and several personalities from the world of art and photography, will be on display until February 16th, 2020.

Exhibition views: Nicolas Brasseur

Photos: Jean Picon
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