The jury wanted to highlight "the conditions in which very young photographers are working" in Myanmar, said Deghati, who himself had to flee Iran in 1985 after receiving death threats.
The photographer's work, along with several other Myanmar photographers, was on show at Bayeux, the northern French city hosting the prize.
A jury of around 40 French and British journalists chose the winners, who received between 3,000 and 7,000 euros each.
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