Défense d'Afficher, an interactive documentary on street art, is the recipient of the fourth France 24 / RFI Web Documentary Award at Visa pour l'Image
Author: Olivier Laurent
04 Sep 2012 Tags: AwardsWeb documentariesVisa pour l’image
Written by Jeanne Thibord, Sidonie Garnier et François Le Gall, Défense d'Afficher looks at the world of street art through eight documentaries filmed in Paris, New York, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Turku, Athens, Nairobi and Singapore. It has won the fourth Web Documentary Award, organised by France 24 and RFI, in association with the Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival.
"We wanted to reward a web documentary that could bring together the benefits of online browsing with an investigative journalistic approach," says photographer Guillaume Herbaut, who led this year's jury. "By looking at a cultural subject, the writers behind Défense d'Afficher offer an original look at today's society."
The authors will receive an €8000 cash prize at a ceremony on 05 September at Visa Pour l'Image.
This year's jury included Daphne Angles of The New York Times, Dimitri Beck of Polka magazine, Olivier Laurent of British Journal of Photography, Louis Villers of webdocu.fr, Caroline Mangez of Paris Match, Ziad Maalouf of RFI and Sylvain Attal of France 24.
The winning work can be seen, in French and English, at www.francetv.fr/defense-d-afficher.