Author: Abdo Shanan
Size: 10x20cm / 3.93×7.87in
Language: Bilingual (ARAB-SPA)
Year of publication: 2022
The photobook titled Un poco más alto [A little louder] by Abdo Shanan on the protests in Algeria is the result of the I Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus Incipiens, organized by the Trobades & Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus of Menorca. This project whose strength of vision is combined with the universality of the revolts against injustice shows the absence of crowds, flags and banners, despite the ever-present determination of the protesters. From an estranged proximity, Abdo Shanan questions and documents in his own way the hirak, the peaceful protest movement that has shaken Algeria since February 22, 2019 and that continues with vigor despite the pandemic.
The Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus Incipiens wants to highlight emerging trajectories in journalism that resonate with the ethics of the journalist that Albert Camus was. Among the 16 finalists from nine countries, which included text, photography and illustration, the proposal by the Algerian photographer Abdo Shanan, Un poco más alto [A little louder], struck the jury, made up of Mustapha Benfodil, Sophe Dufau and Juan Valbuena and who deliberated in September of 2020.