19-year-old Gabriel Monnet was awarded for his story entitled “92%”, which tells the story of a man badly burned.
Posted: 06/08/2021, 10:05 AM
Gabriel Monnet, from Bex, is the winner of the 2021 Prix Sept du photojournalisme suisse from twenty projects presented. The second prize goes to Chaux-de-Fonnier Théophile Bloudanis.
Gabriel Monnet, 20 years old in August, occasional collaborator of Keystone-ATS, was rewarded for his story entitled “92%”, which tells the story of Sébastien Maillard, seriously burned on more than 90% of his body and who survived thanks to cell therapy. The jury was chaired by Friborg photographer Bruno Maillard.
The jury also awarded a second prize this year. Born in 1996, Théophile Bloudanis is a student at the University of Neuchâtel at the Academy of Journalism and Media (AJM). He was awarded for a story about the Italian military installations on the island of Leros in Greece, installations which date back to the 1930s.
Endowed with 1500 francs, the prize is in its first edition. It was launched last December by Sept.ch, the publisher of the slow journalism site. sept.info and the magazine-book Sept mook in Villars-sur-Glâne (FR). The competition is open to photographers under the age of 30, of Swiss nationality or based in Switzerland.