Gallery: Fascinating faces and characters

1° classified

Author: Matt McClain (US)

Location: Artesia (USA)

Description: Erin Herrgott, 20, of Oxford, Mississippi, center, is talked to by her instructor, Howard Parsons, after arriving at the United States Border Patrol Academy on August 29, 2018. The academy, located in Artesia, New Mexico, is on the grounds of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.


2° classified

Author: Alberto del Hoyo Mora (ES)

Location: Omo Valley (Ethiopia)

Description: Tulakarne is a 16-year-old young man and member of the Suri tribe from a mountain village in Ethiopia, located on the border with Sudan. He has prepared himself for “stick fighting,” an ancestral ceremony consisting of an unprotected one-on-one stick battle against young members of neighboring tribes. The fight, which can be furious and can also result in death, represents a ritual passage from youth to manhood.


3° classified

Author: Chan Onn Fong (MY)

Location: Jinka (Ethiopia)

Description: The Mursi Tribe, relocated out of Mago National Park in Southern Ethiopia, is constantly subjected to raids from other tribes. Children and cattle herds must be protected at all times.


Honorable Mention

Author: Philip Lee Harvey (GB)

Location: Niger River (Mali)

Description: To feed the demand for Mali’s building industry, men free dive to the bottom of the Niger river to collect sand. It is an extremely dangerous job with just a rope as their single lifeline.


Honorable Mention

Author: Nick Ng (MY)

Location: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Description: An opera artist puts her makeup on before her performance, with photos of her grandchildren decorating her makeup cabinet.


Honorable Mention

Author: Mohammed Alhajri (OM)

Location: Varanasi (India)

Description: Portrait of a Hindu monk. Each group of ascetics has distinctive features: those belonging to some dashanami orders shave their hair and beard on full moon days, while others always wear beards and very long hair.


Honorable Mention

Author: Mauro De Bettio (IT)

Location: Comanesti (Romania)

Description: Every winter between Christmas and New Year in the northeastern regions of Romania, the annual “Dance of the Bears” takes place, a ritual that symbolizes the death and rebirth of time. Men and women of all ages dress in bear skins and dance to the rhythm of flutes and percussion instruments to drive away evil spirits and welcome the new year.


Honorable Mention

Author: Marina Kazakova (IT)

Location: Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Description: The shot belongs to a series of images, “The poetics of childhood”, that show how it is possible to reveal a part of our private life through intimate visions and very familiar stories, in a journey that is more mental than physical.


Honorable Mention

Author: Dmitry Arkhipov (RU)

Location: Yamal (Russia)

Description: The Nenets are nomadic reindeer herders. They live in northern Siberia with the same traditions their ancestors had thousands of years ago. This child grew up with a puppy that over time has become his best friend.


Honorable Mention

Author: Ammar Alamir (SA)

Location: Makkah (Saudi Arabia)

Description: At the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Muslims from all over the world wear their traditional white clothing (Ihram).


Remarkable Artwork

Author: Thi Ha Maung (MM)

Location: Yangon (Myanmar)

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Author: Shyamala Thilagaratnam (SG)

Location: Turkana, Kenya

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Author: Sarah Wouters (TH)

Location: region Ugli, Mongolia

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Author: Sandra Garip (DO)

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Author: Pho Thar (MM)

Location: Yangon

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Author: Mahesh Balasubramanian (IN)

Location: Kaveripattinam, Tamilnadu, India

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Remarkable Artwork

Author: Donell Gumiran (AE)

Location: Barsana, Northern India

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Author: Chan Onn Fong (MY)

Location: Omo Valley

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Author: Bruno Tamiozzo (IT)

Location: Kerala, India

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Author: Alex Livesey (GB)

Location: Russia

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Remarkable Artwork

Author: Yunhui Dong (CN)

Location: ccc

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