Josué Rivas Wins 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award

Josué Rivas Wins 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award

First Nation photojournalist Josué Rivas has won the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo for “Standing Strong,” a project about the spiritual awakening that took hold among people resisting the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016. Finalists for the award were Zackary Canepari for “Flint Is a Place,” about the challenges of life in Flint, Michigan; and Danielle Villasana for “The Light Inside,” about the lives of trans women in Peru.

FotoEvidence, which announced the award yesterday, will publish a book of Rivas’s work this spring. The work of all three photographers will also be shown as part of the World Press Photo exhibition in Amsterdam in April, and at the FotoEvidence Book Award exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center (New York) in June.

World Press Photo joined as a co-sponsor of the FotoEvidence Book Award last summer. The award, launched in 2011, recognizes a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. See FotoEvidence website for more information. Previous winners include Daniella Zalcman, Marcus Bleasdale and Majid Saeedi.


Standing at Standing Rock (PDN Photo of the Day Featuring Riva’s “Standing Strong” work)

Working as an Outsider: Danielle Villasana on Capturing Portraits of Transgender Women

FotoEvidence Teams Up with World Press Photo for New Photography Award

Photographers Explain Their Approaches to Covering Sensitive Subjects

Winning Gold in Flint

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Josué Rivas Wins 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award