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Message from Philippe Ducros
2015 Public Peace Prize in the Emerging Peacemaker category
The lone finalist in the EMERGING PEACEMAKER category, the playwright and photographer PHILIPPE DUCROS, from Quebec (Canada) is proclaimed laureate, having greatly exceeded the minimum number of points required in his category.
Photographer, author and playwright from Quebec, Canada, this world traveller draws inspiration from those he meets to make better known the challenges, injustices and political crises of people beyond borders and to share their aspirations for peace.
Peace can never be simply the absence of war. It is violence to force ourselves to read between the lines of this world in order to see the forgotten and the ugly. But they are the ones who make the world turn with their steps… Let’s break the mirror and move past the decor, towards them. Because they are us.
– Philippe Ducros