Marcus Bleasdale Receives the 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award
For Inferno: Central African Republic
Matt Black: Geography of Poverty
Fabio Bucciarreli: In the Brinks of Abysses
Jan Grarup: Somalia in Transition
Daniele Vulpe: Guatemala- Ixil Genocide
FotoEvidence, announced today that documentary photographer Marcus Bleasdale has received the 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award. The annual award recognizes a photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of social justice.
FotoEvidence will publish Inferno: Central African Republic and mount a show of the work, and that of the four finalists, at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York City on November 16th, 2015 when the book will be launched.
This year, the FotoEvidence Book Award brought projects from around the world documenting assaults on human dignity. There is no shortage of people living under conditions of great injustice but the work submitted for the 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award shows that dedicated photographers everywhere are working to bring this to light and inspire change.
As the world media was focusing on more high profile conflicts, the Central African Republic became deadly and hateful. Thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands fled the country but the international media largely ignored it. Marcus Bleasdale, winner of the 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award reported next to the violence on a daily basis for many months between October 2013 and February 2015.