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2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - Atteke Tom boys are arriving to the camp 9, hidden in the mangrove. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - March 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - Atteke Tom, the big chief of the MEND, with his boys, in one of the eleven camps he rules in the mangrove. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - MEND fighters under Atteke Tom in the mangrove. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - The time can be long in the mangrove for the Mend fighters, one of them adopted a monkey to play with. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - Atteke Tom boys are arriving to the camp 9, hidden in the mangrove. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - March 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - In Bono, the local population, angry because of the many oil spills and pollutions, made Shell leave their territory. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - In Bolo creek, the villagers are bunkering the oil from Shell facilities and refining it to sell it on the black market. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - A boy is taking away some barrels of crude oil to the place where it will be refined. Around 40 illegal refineries can be found all over the creek. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - In Bolo Creek there are around 40 illegal refineries. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - A man is refining crude oil in an illegal refinery in Bolo creek. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - The villagers are bunkering the oil from Shell facilities and refining it to sell it on the black market. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - In Niger delta, oil is everywhere in the soil. But even though the locals are walking on it, they do not get any benefit out of this black gold. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - Pipelines are going through the Okrika village. The old pipelines are leaking and sometimes bursting, torching down nearby habitations. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - February 2009 - Okugaju, River State, Nigeria - For the local population no electricity, no tap water, no road, just a highly polluted water where they cannot fish anymore. 2010 Public Prize - Véronique de Viguerie (Paris Match / Getty Images) - July 2009 - Niger Delta, Nigeria - The king is very angry at the oil companies who are polluting his kingdom. He is taking money from them and doing so, encouraging the corruption.

"Nigeria, The Oil War"

Véronique de Viguerie

From 3rd to 30th October

Le Radar - 24, rue des Cuisiniers - Open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., open exceptionally Monday 3rd October - Free entry

Photo Trophy and Public Prize in 2010

Véronique De Viguerie went to Nigeria for the first time with a journalist in February 2009 where they contacted Atteke Tom, leader of Mend. However, government troupes waged war on them, forcing them to leave the country even though they had already spent 4 weeks there. During a second stay lasting 3 weeks in July 2009, it was easier for them to travel and so they were finally able to infiltrate the illegal oil bunkering and refineries business. They were able to spend more time with the Mend soldiers in their camps, hidden in the mangroves.