Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | Honor Roll: Laurent van der Stockt wins Visa d'Or 2017
By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Sept. 12, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Source: L'Oeil de la Photographie
Belgian photojournalist Laurent van der Stockt is the winner of the 2017 Visa d’Or Award for his coverage of the battle of Mosul, Iraq. The award is given every year at the end of the Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan. In the series, Van der Stockt “closely reports the evolution of the Iraqi army and its allies against the troops of the Islamic State” and is particularly interested in the physical and material aftermaths of war, notes L’Oeil de la Photographie. The Canon Photojournalist Award went to Catalina Martin-Chico for her coverage of births among former soldiers of Colombia’s FARC rebel army.