© Sebastião SALGADO

Terre Solidaire
Photo Award



With the support of Sebastião Salgado, CCFD-Terre Solidaire is launching the first edition of the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire dedicated to humanist and environmental photography.


This commitment is symbolized by a 50,000€ cash prize shared between three laureates.


Applications are open to professional photographers from all over the world, starting on OCTOBER 03, 2022.



© Renato Amoros



Grateful for the support that CCFD-Terre Solidaire showed him at the beginning of his career, Sebastião Salgado is now strongly committed to the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire as he has accepted to become its honorary president and helped to shape the Prix.


This story between Salgado and our NGO is about solidarity and friendship between extraordinary personalities, but also about recognition for artistic excellence.




© Renato Amoroso

© Sebastião SALGADO

On a side note …


In 1973, when hunger was raging in the Sahel, the CCFD-Terre Solidaire and the CIMADE set up an emergency airlift to help the people in need. Sebastião Salgado boarded on one of the planes and headed to Niger where he did his first photo-reportage.


One of his first pictures was bought by the CCFD-Terre Solidaire. It then became the main image of the campaign “The Earth belongs to everyone”. Thanks to this important publication, Salgado was able to invest in photography equipment and set up his first studio in a facility provided by CCFD-Terre Solidaire. He then started his international career.


Since that day, Salgado has become one of the greatest figures in photojournalism.

© Sebastião Salgado

© William Dupuy / CCFD-Terre Solidaire

© Pierre Morel / CCFD-Terre Solidaire

Our vision 

Our definition of Humanist and Environmental Photography embraces the vision of CCFD-Terre Solidaire which acts for social and environmental issues.

This theme aims at depicting human beings at the very heart of their global environment and values the people acting for a more sustainable and fairer world.


More on the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire
© Sandra Mehl / CCFD-Terre Solidaire

The concept

This Prix has three goals. To acknowledge a photographer’s career. To support the continuation of their work. To invite photographers to join CCFD-Terre Solidaire in its commitment to a fairer world.

These main aspects are materialized by :

  • 50,000 euros shared between the three laureates.
  • The diffusion of their work through exhibitions and the publication of a book.
  • A paid mission for a photo-report on one of our abroad partners.


© Clément Puig / CCFD-Terre Solidaire

Useful informations
on the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire


Who can participate ? 


Participation is open to all professional photographers regardless of age or nationality.
Applications will be open between October 3 and December 4, 2022.


The selected laureates will be chosen for their aesthetic vision, for their documentary work and for their intention to further their commitment to Humanist and Environmental Photography.


How to participate ?  


Candidates will have to submit their resume and their photographic project. This project must consist of a series (begun or completed but being part of a long-term approach) as well as a documentary synopsis.


What reward for the laureates ? 


The laureate of the Grand Prix Terre Solidaire will receive a cash prize of 30,000 euros and will be exhibited in a festival in summer 2024. The two laureates of the Prix Terre Solidaire will each receive 10,000 euros.


All the laureates will have the opportunity to realize photo-reports on our abroad partners and will see their work published in a book. The profits of which will be dedicated to the actions of CCFD-Terre Solidaire.





  • From October 03 to December 04, 2022 : call for applications


  • February 2023 : realization of the reports with our abroad partners


  • From March to June 2023 : commandes et réalisation des reportages auprès de nos partenaires


  • From fall 2023 to summer 2024 : exhibition and publication of the laureates’ work

© Catalina Martin-Chico / CCFD-Terre Solidaire



For any information 

  • prixphoto@ccfd-terresolidaire.org

Press relations


Sophie Rebours – CCFD-Terre Solidaire

  • s.rebours@ccfd-terresolidaire.org

Martial Hobeniche – 2e Bureau

  • m.hobeniche@2e-bureau.com

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