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2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo

Posted on March 15, 2021 - By FotoEvidence
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2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo
2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo

RED FLAG by the Latin American collective COVID LATAM wins the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo.

FOTOEVIDENCE BOOK AWARD WITH WORLD PRESS PHOTO

FotoEvidence's mission is to draw attention to injustice, oppression and assaults on human dignity through the lens of photographers working in the humanistic tradition. FotoEvidence books focus on the most pressing social and environmental justice issues of our time—from genocide to global warming. They are published to inspire social change, to expose injustice, to create enduring evidence and call for accountability. Since 2017 FotoEvidence has partnered with World Press Photo for the annual FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo.


Covid Latam

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RED FLAG

RED FLAG is the fruit of the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. In Latin America, coronavirus has laid bare extreme inequality in the region, and one symbol of that inequality is the red flag in Colombia. Impoverished Colombians hang a piece of red fabric outside their homes when they no longer have any food - it is a call for help and a reminder that many people live off what they earn from one day to the next with no safety net. While some families can quarantine safely, others risk hunger and eviction if they stop working even for a day. Those who hang the red flag outside their homes depend on the generosity of others for survival. In the book, 19 photographers from 14 countries in the region have captured the impact of coronavirus, from intimate moments in quarantine with family to raging fires in the Brazilian Amazon. The photographers have witnessed floods, riots, and funerals and watched their parents, children, and siblings struggle with isolation, loneliness, and anxiety. The photos, like the red flag, tell a story of desperation and hope - one in which we recognize the role of community and the human desire for connection. Jon Lee Anderson writes the introduction to the book. Alice Driver and Marcela Turati contribute with texts and interviews. Edited by Musuk Nolte and designed by Ramon Pez Studio the book is available at the FotoEvidence and the World Press Photo bookstores online.


Covid Latam

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Covid Latam

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Covid Latam

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THE WINNER

Covid Latam is a collective of photojournalist covering the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin America. Eighteen photographers, nine men and nine women, covering 14 Latin American countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, who are documenting the daily and intimate aspects of life during the pandemic, making visible the most vulnerable communities, their collateral crisis and the deepening of social inequality in the region.

The project was recognized as the best online photography project in the region at POY Latam 2020.


Covid Latam

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Covid Latam

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Covid Latam

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Covid Latam

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JURY AND FINALISTS

The jury included communications director of the World Press Photo Foundation Anita Huynh, FotoEvidence Foundation diretor Svetlana Bachevanova, photographer Nana Kofi Acquah, five-time World Press Photo winner Eric Bouvet, director of the Act on Your Future Foundation Keyvan Ghavami, former director of photography at National Geographic Sarah Leen, Guggenheim fellow Darcy Padilla and Le Monde photo editor Marie Sumalla.

The finalists included Dina Oganova's #MeToo, Max Cabello Orcasitas's Peruvian Post Conflict Stories and Farshid Tighehsaz's Labyrinth: Overshadow of Revolution and War.


Covid Latam

© Covid Latam



Covid Latam

© Covid Latam



Covid Latam

© Covid Latam


About Red Flag by Covid Latam
In Latin America, coronavirus has laid bare extreme inequality in the region, and one symbol of that inequality is the red flag in Colombia. Impoverished Colombians hang a piece of red fabric outside their homes when they no longer have any food - it is a call for help and a reminder that many people live off what they earn from one day to the next and have no safety net. While some families can quarantine safely, others risk hunger and eviction if they stop working even for a day. Those who hang the red flag outside their homes depend on the generosity of others for survival.

In this book, 19 photographers from 14 countries in the region have captured the impact of coronavirus from intimate moments in quarantine with family to raging fires in the Brazilian Amazon. The photographers have witnessed floods, riots, and funerals and watched their parents, children, and siblings struggle with isolation, loneliness, anxiety. The photos, like the red flag, tell a story of desperation and hope - one in which we recognize the role of community and the human desire for connection.


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Language: Spanish and English.

Copyright 2021 FotoEvidence. All rights reserved.
Photographs Copyright© 2021 COVID LATAM
Introduction copyright © 2021 Jon Lee Anderson
Texts copyright © 2021 Alice Driver and Marcela Turati
Photo Editor: Musuk Nolte
Creative direction & Design: Ramon Pez Studio


Covid Latam

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Covid Latam

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Covid Latam

© Covid Latam


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