October 8, 2011

Lucas Dolega Photojournalism Award in homage to the photographer


First edition of the “Prix Lucas Dolega”, new annual Lucas Dolega International Award for photojournalists, organised by the association created to pay tribute to the young photographer died this year.

In Tunis, on January 17th 2011, the photographer Lucas Dolega (Loucas Von Zabiensky-Mebrouk) died, while covering the ‘Jasmine Revolution’. He was 32 years old. In order to pay tribute to Lucas Dolega, and through him, to all the photojournalists who risk their lives for the freedom of information, his family, close relations and friends decided to create the Association Lucas Dolega, and to launch an Award.

Designed to support photographers who sometimes work under difficult conditions in dangerous areas, this award aims to reward a photographer who, through his or her personal commitment, involvement in the field, his or her capacity to take a stand, as well as the quality of his or her work, will have demonstrated their commitment to the freedom of information.

Participants will have to present a report on a conflict (civil or military wars, riots, attacks or public demonstrations), a revolution, a natural disaster, or their consequences on civilians.


“Prix Photographique Lucas Dolega” (Lucas Dolega Photography Award). Photo © LUCAS DOLEGA. This picture was taken by the photographer in Tunis on January 14, 2011.

The Lucas Dolega Award is organised in partnership with the Mairie de Paris, Polka Magazine and with the support of Reporters sans Frontières, the Lucas Dolega Award will reward one photographer every year. The winner will receive an endowment by Nikon of 10.000 Euros, and will have their work displayed at an exhibition in Paris and published in the RSF album. Furthermore, the winner will have part or all his report published in an issue of Polka Magazine, and will be offered the production of another story by Polka Magazine.

Closing of candidatures, November 10th 2011

The complete rules of the Award and the application form are available for downloading on the site of the Lucas Dolega Award:

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