“FNAC, a French entertainment retail chain, has unveiled the recipients of its inaugural photojournalism grants with photographers Jan Banning, Cedric Gerbehaye and Anastasia Taylor-Lind each receiving €8000.
Launched at last year’s Visa Pour l’Image photojournalism festival, the FNAC Grants are worth €8000 each. They were created with the goal of financing independent photojournalism, as part of FNAC’s commitment to help the photographic medium as a whole. FNAC is an entertainment retail chain based in France, with stores across Europe, Brazil and Taiwan.
For its inaugural edition, picture editors, including BJP‘s news editor Olivier Laurent (and Geo’s Ruth Eichhorn plus Newsweek’s Jamie Wellford, JB), were asked to nominate photographers working towards the completion of a personal project. The three finalists – Jan Banning, Cedric Gerbehaye and Anastasia Taylor-Lind – were selected from among the 46 proposed projects. Each will receive a €8000 grant, and will see their work shown at Visa Pour l’Image in August and September 2011. Their images will also form part of a touring exhibition across FNAC’s France-based stores.”
Banning won for his project Law and Order (working title)- a of eight judiciary systems around the world.
Quoted from Olivier Laurent