© Antoine Wdo – “A race for Life”

Antoine Wdo, a Spéos graduate, won the very prestigious first Grand Prix du Photoreportage Étudiant – Paris Match 2022 for his series “Une course pour la vie” (“A race for Life”). A huge congratulations to Antoine for this magnificent trophy!

About the winning photo series

With this reportage, Antoine Wdo proposed a dive in the heart of the thoracic surgery department of the Foch Hospital, in Suresnes (France), where he was able to follow and accompany surgeon Francesco Cassiano and Charlotte, his intern, to the operating room. By all means of transport, they travel all over France at all hours of the day and night to fetch, collect, bring back and finally reimplant new lungs in their patients. It’s a race for life.

> See the video of the award ceremony

About the winner

Antoine Wdo is a graduate of Spéos’ Professional photography in 2 years course.

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About the Paris Match Prize

The Prix Photoreportage Étudiant Paris Match aims to reward the curiosity and involvement of students in the world in which they live.

The winners were chosen and awarded on 22 June 2022 at the Paris City Hall.

For this 2022 edition, Paris Match had selected two other Spéos students: Manan Sheth for his series “The Cola Bunder shipyard”, and Emma Da Silva for her reportage “The world of the racehorse”.

Previous editions

In 2021, it was Habib Dargham, a Spéos 2021 graduate, who won the prestigious Grand Prix du Photoreportage Étudiant – Paris Match 2021/Promotion Olivier Royant for his series “Le cri du silence”.

> See the interview of Habib Dargham on France Info

In 2020, two Spéos students were selected among the 13 finalists: Pedro Mendes Levier and Parag Gopale.

In 2019, 2 Spéos students were rewarded, among more than 80 000 candidates and 26 finalists: Marilou Liotet and Antoine Martin.

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© Habib Dargham
Antoine Wdo and Habib Dargham, both graduates of Spéos, respectively winners of the Paris Match 2022 and 2021 Student Photoreportage Prize.