Student hoax wins magazine photojournalism prize


It was a worthy winner of Paris Match magazine’s annual €5,000 prize for student photojournalism – a powerful black-and-white double-page spread documenting how impoverished French students were prostituting themselves and foraging through bins for food.

Until the winners admitted that all of the photos had been faked.

In their acceptance speech, Guillaume Chauvin and Rémi Hubert said they did it to expose the “voyeurism” and gullibility of the press.

“There was nothing in the rules of the competition to say that rigged photos were banned,” Hubert said.

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