The Frontline Club Exhibition at the Prix Bayeux Awards

Talk Monday 7 - Sunday 27 October 2013

Image: July 3, 2013. Palestinian photographers are harassed by Israeli military police in the town of Beitin. Members of the press are routinely arrested by Israeli security forces at demonstrations simply for doing their jobs. © Daniel Tepper.

From 7 – 27 October 2013 the Frontline Club will be celebrating its tenth anniversary with a special exhibition at the Prix Bayeux Awards in Normandy, France. The exhibition features classic images and video from the Frontline News Television archive, as well as a selection of 24 images from the freelance photographers of the Frontline Freelance Register. Club member Chris King has also contributed a selection of images offering a glimpse into everyday life at the Frontline Club.

The exhibition is hosted by RADAR gallery in Bayeux (RADAR, 24 rue des Cuisiniers, 14400 Bayeux), and runs from 7 – 27 October 2013.

Image: 1992. Rory Peck running past a burning mosque in the area of the old British Cantonment in Kabul. A small group of journalists were following the Uzbek militia fighters of General Dostum. © Robert Nickelsberg.

The town of Bayeux in France, the first to be liberated by the allies in 1944, launched its annual awards during the 50th anniversary celebrations of D-Day in 1994. It awards prizes in four categories (written press, radio, television and photography) to journalists around the world. In 2011 Vaughan Smith, the founder of the Frontline Club, won the Grand Format Broadcast prize for his piece Blood and Dust.

Image: October 14, 2012. A Free Syrian Army soldier poses for a picture with smoke from an explosion as a backdrop, while the Syrian army attacked the Umayyad Mosque, Aleppo. © Alice Martins.

Images clockwise from left: news crews descend on the Club, which is situated opposite St Mary’s Hospital, during the birth of Prince George; books in the office; members working in the Club; tapes from the FNTV archive await digitisation; the 2012 US Election Party; Club bartender Jean-Jacques Gonfier. © Chris King.