© Sebastião SALGADO

© 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€ shared cash-prize between three laureates.


The 3 winners finally announced, many thanks !


Congratulations to Alessandro Cinque, Anush Babajanyan and Emily Garthwaite. The three photographers winners were announced on February 16, 2023, during the Terre Solidaire Photo Award ceremony in Paris.


These photographic contributions provide a wonderful portrait of the world and of the people who live in it.


We would like to thank all the candidates of the Terre Solidaire Photo Award. We received more than 482 applications from 71 countries.



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.


Today he aks his fellow photographers from around the world to participate in the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire


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

© 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

© 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.

This prize has a triple dimension : to recognize the career of a photographic artist, to support the continuation of the dedicated work and to invite the photographers to join the fights of CCFD-Terre Solidaire


More on the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire


The 3 winners 2023

Alessandro Cinque

Peru : A Toxic State







Anush Babajanyan

Battered Waters 




Emily Garthwaite

Light Between Mountains




© Sandra Mehl / CCFD-Terre Solidaire

Reward three photographers

For the laureate of Grand Prix Terre Solidaire :

  • A cash prize of 30,000€ to pursue his or her personal photo project.
  • An exhibition of this personal project in Festival Photo La Gacilly 2024.
  • A paid mission for a photo report about one of the international partners of CCFD-Terre Solidaire.

For the two laureates of Prix Terre Solidaire :

  • A cash prize of 10,000€ each
  • A paid mission for a photo report about one of the international partners of CCFD-Terre Solidaire.
  • An exhibition of his or her photo report in many cultural places around the world
© Roberta Valerio

The Prix Photo Terre Solidaire’s Jury 

Under the patronage of Sebastião Salgado, the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire proposes a meeting of the world of commitment and photography.

A prestigious jury with professionals of photography, photojournalism and international solidarity will meet in mid-January 2023.

Learn more about the members of the jury


© Catalina Martin-Chico / 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.


For more details, read the rules of the Terre Solidaire Photo Award.


How to participate ?  


Candidates will have to submit their resume and their photographic project. It must consist of :

  • A photo series of 15 to 30 pictures (begun or completed but being part of a long-term approach)
  • A documentary synopsis introducing your project and how you want to pursue it (3 500 signs maximum).

You can upload them directly on our application form.




  • October, 03 – December, 04 2022 : call for applications
  • February 16, 2023 : award ceremony

For the laureate of Grand Prix Terre Solidaire :

  • March – December, 2023 : Finalization of the personal photographic project
  • Summer 2024 : exhibitions at the Photo Festival La Gacilly

For the two laureates of Prix Terre Solidaire :

  • March – May 2023 : Realization of the photo report among the international partners of the CCFD-Terre Solidaire
  • From fall 2023 : exhibitions of the two laureates in famous festivals worlwide




General 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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