6:03 p.m., September 2, 2021, modified at 7:00 p.m., September 2, 2021
It is a moving investigation into the devastation of the Covid-19 epidemic in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon which was acclaimed by the jury of the Visa of digital information. “The Amazon, Giver of Life, Unleashes the Pandemic” by photo reporter Tyler Hicks, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and journalists Julie Turkewitz and Manuela Andreoni was produced for the New York Times. It relates the drama experienced by the natives along the Amazon. Local communities have been hit hard by the virus, which has spread rapidly along the river from Manaus, the Amazon metropolis. A victim of the negligence of local and federal governments and of difficulties in accessing care and screening, the region has the highest death rate in Brazil.
An interactive report with “limpid and lively navigation”
The jury, meeting on August 26, wished to salute “the power of the images in the service of a remarkable investigation carried by a limpid and catchy navigation” on the tragedy undergone by this region of Brazil. He underlines that Tyler Hicks’ report “goes beyond the simple treatment of the health crisis to deal with Brazilian political news forcefully”.
Members of the 2021 jury, around its president Samuel Bollendorff (photographer and director), Agnès Chauveau (Deputy Director for dissemination and innovation at INA), Steven Jambot (Editorial coordinator of RFI podcasts and producer of the ’emission Media Workshop), Olivier Laurent (Responsible for international photography at Washington post), Benoît Leprince (First Editorial Secretary at Sunday Newspaper), Lucas Menget (Deputy Editor-in-Chief of franceinfo) and Éric Scherer (Director of Foresight and International Affairs of France Télévisions). The prize will be awarded on Thursday evening during the screening evening at Campo Santo as part of the Visa pour l’image Festival – Perpignan.
Digital reporting is visible here (free access by registering on the site for non-subscribers or for subscribers to the nytimes.com site).
“Endowed with 8,000 euros, the Visa d’or for Digital Information is organized by the Visa pour l’Image Festival – Perpignan with the support of public service audiovisual media: France Médias Monde, France Télévisions, Radio France and the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) Faced with the constant flow of information, this prize rewards a project, content, digital creation – virtual reality, interactivity, video edited and posted on social networks, etc. by the choice, the original treatment of a topical subject and by the use of new multimedia tools. “
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The “New York Times” awarded the Visa d’or for digital information in Perpignan