Ten years ago, Bulgarian photojournalist Svetlana Bachevanova invested her savings to launch FotoEvidence, then a web platform and photobook award competition dedicated to promoting photographic stories of social inequality. Twenty-seven printed books and seven digital monographs later, FotoEvidence has evolved as the only publishing imprint solely for stories about social injustice and human rights abuses.
A special report looking at the provision of education in an area of Mali has won the inaugural Journalism.co.uk multimedia reporting competition.
Judges praised the combined use of voiceover, stills and video footage within a series of slideshows, that made up the Learning Lessons in Africa report, calling it a ‘compelling story’ and a ‘seamless piece of journalism’ that set it apart from other more technically adventurous projects.
Photographer Ami Vitale and videographer Dan Chung complied footage in Mali for the report (pictured above), which was then produced by Elliot Smith with interactive design by Paddy Allen and published online by the Guardian.
Residents and rescue workers evacuate from the centre of earthquake-hit Beichuan county,Sichuan province, May 17, 2008. Thousands fled amid fears a lake would burst its banks in Beichuan, near the epicentre of China’s earthquake in which a total 50,000 people may have died, a Reuters photographer said. It was not immediately clear if anyone was hurt. People were told to flee to the hillsides in a public announcement. REUTERS/Jason Lee