Veronique de Viguerie, a multi-awarded (one World Press Photo, two Visa d’Or, two Bayeux Prizes at the war correspondent festival, one Canon Prize for best women photographer, and one Lagardere prize for young photographer) is a photojournalist represented by Getty Reportage and Verbatim Photo Agency, and is based in Paris. De Viguerie began her study of photojournalism in England following the completion of a master’s degree in law in France. In 2004, she spent three years working and living in Afghanistan. Since that time, she’s covered stories from Iraq, Somalia, Lebanon, Kashmir, Mexico, Algeria, Guatemala, Pakistan, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Syria and other locations. De Viguerie’s work, “Afghanistan Insh’Allah,” was exhibited in Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, in Paris and at the Scoop Festival in Angers; “The Oil War in Nigeria” was exhibited at the Bayeux festival for the war correspondents. Her pictures are regularly published in Paris-Match, Le Figaro Magzine, the New York Times, Newsweek, El Pais, Stern, Der Spiegel, Geo, Marie Claire, Mail on Sunday, the Guardian and l’Optimum, among other outlets. De Viguerie aims to show the world not in black and white but in colors with all its complexities. She received wide recognition for photographing the Taliban in Afghanistan, pirates in Somalia, oil pirates in Nigeria and the Sicaraias (women killers) in Colombia and the Mouvement National pour la Libération de l’Azawad (MNLA) in Mali, the Rebels in RCA. In 2006 de Viguerie published her first book, “Afghanistan, Regards Croises,” with Marie Bourreau. She has since published “Carnets de Reportage du XXIe siècle” in 2011 and “Profession: Reporter” – again with Manon Querouil Bruneel – in 2015. In 2012, de Viguerie was chosen as one of the three photographers by HBO for the documentary series “Witness” based on her work following the Arrow Boys in South Sudan.
- Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award Honorable Mention, 2023