Humanitarian photographer nominated for Visa d'or

Published on 08 September 2006

WFP congratulated Bruno Stevens, internationally-acclaimed photographer, for being nominated for two awards in this year’s Visa pour l’image festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.

WFP has congratulated Bruno Stevens, internationally-acclaimed photographer, for being nominated for two awards in this year’s Visa pour l’image festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.

His powerful images have forced the world to focus on millions of people in the grips of hunger and disease in a way that words alone cannot

Neil Gallagher, WFP’s Director of Communications

“The World Food Programme is extremely proud to support Bruno Stevens,” said Neil Gallagher, WFP’s Director of Communications.

“His powerful images have forced the world to focus on millions of people in the grips of hunger and disease in a way that words alone cannot. We sincerely hope his work will win the recognition it deserves,” added Gallagher.

Human tragedy

Stevens’ reportage from the Horn of Africa is nominated for the Visa d’Or – News, which will be awarded Saturday 9 September.

With support from WFP, Stevens travelled to Kenya and Somalia to document the human tragedy caused by drought and conflict in this troubled region.

Stevens’ dramatic images brought news of this otherwise forgotten humanitarian crisis to the rest of the world.

Angola

His images of the worst outbreak of cholera in Angola’s history earned him a nomination for the Visa d’Or – Magazine, to be announced on Friday 8 September.

Some 30,000 people were infected with cholera between February and June 2006, adding to the burden of this country ravaged by 27 years of civil war.

The World Food Programme has provided food to the people of Angola for decades, assisting them when they were driven from their homes by fighting, and accompanying them on their return.