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Pulitzer Center Update February 12, 2020

Ana Maria Arévalo Gosen Wins Lucas Dolega Prize

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Project page. Image by Ana Maria Arevalo.
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In Venezuela, female imprisonment entails waiting for years—under cramped and deplorable conditions...

Image by Ana Maria Arevalo. Venezuela, 2018.
Image by Ana Maria Arevalo. Venezuela, 2018.

On January 17, 2020, photographer Ana Maria Arévalo Gosen received the Lucas Dolega International Prize at Paris City Hall for her Pulitzer Center-supported project "Dias Eternos - Women's Time in Venezuelan Prisons." 

"Dias Eternos - Women's Time in Venezuelan Prisons" documents the lives of women detained in Venezuelan prisons. Thousands of women in Venezuala are held in "preventive detention centers" where they are waiting for trial and separated from their families for extended periods of time. 

Created in tribute to photographer Lucas Dolega, who was killed on January 17, 2011, while covering the "Jasmine Revolution" in Tunis, the Lucas Dolega International Prize, made in partnership with the city of Paris, is aimed at professional independent photojournalists.

Winners of the award receive an endowment from the Society of Authors of Visual Arts and Fixed Image (SAIF) with a total value of 10,000 euros along with the installation of a future exhibition in Paris. They also receive a publication in the forthcoming Reporters Without Borders album.

Ana Maria Arévalo Gosen is a Venezuelan visual storyteller based between Spain and Venezuela. "Días Eternos" is also the recipient of the 2018 Women Photograph + Nikon Grant.

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