Goiris gets Vevey award

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7 November 2007, BRUSSELS - The Belgian photographer Geert Goiris has won the Grand Prix International de Photographie de Vevey. The Swiss prize is worth EUR 18,000 and may only be used for projects.

7 November 2007

BRUSSELS - The Belgian photographer Geert Goiris has won the Grand Prix International de Photographie de Vevey. The Swiss prize is worth EUR 18,000 and may only be used for projects.

Mr Goris intends to use the money for a narrative science fiction project he created in co-operation with an author and which is set at the South Pole.

He hopes to set off on an expedition to the Antarctic shortly and will stay at the Belgian polar base Princess Elisabeth for the duration of his stay.

The prize-winner has exactly one year to put his plan into practice.

The final project will be on show at the film and photography festival Images '08 which is to take place in Vevey in September next year.

Some 600 photographers from all corners of the world took part in the competition, the highest number ever since the introduction of the prize.

[Copyright Flanders news 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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