Migration, Stories of a Journey: Accademia Apulia Photography Award 2011 Winner Announced

Accademia Apulia, a non-profit network of professionals in the
United Kingdom, has announced the winner of its 2011 photography
award. The competition, entitled "Migration, Stories of a Journey"
aimed to promote up-and-coming photographers of all nationalities
based in the European Union whose work explores the lives and
development of migrants worldwide.

Paolo Patrizi from Rome won the €1000 cash grand prize
which was presented to him by the Lord Mayor of Westminster Susie
Burbridge at Royal Horseguards in London's Whitehall on 10 February

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In attendance were the former Secretary of State for
immigration, Barbara Roche, now Chair of the Migration Museum
Project; the Consul General of Italy, Uberto Vanni d'Archirafi, and
writer and filmmaker Naomi Gryn. Presenting the awards were Tim
Hancock, Amnesty International Campaign Director and Clarissa
Azkoul, IOM UK's Chief of Mission.

A selection of photographs from 30 finalists were displayed at
the venue, and highlighted the difficulties experienced by migrants
worldwide as they seek a better life in their host countries.