Fascinating faces and characters

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1st classified

Koichi Omae
by Silvia Alessi


I met by chance the dancer Koichi Omae, an amputee originally from Osaka. At 23, at the beginning of his career, a car accident took away all his dreams. He had his left leg amputated below the knee. With great willpower he decided to continue his career as a dancer, aware that w...

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2nd classified

Taboo
by Fattah Zinouri


I took this photo inside my home studio in Iran while I was working on a movie project about Afghan immigrants living in Iran. It was the first time that I witnessed in person someone wearing a burka. What struck me immediately upon seeing this woman was that I couldn’t see any p...

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3rd classified

Sisters
by Alexander Vinogradov


Natalya, Irina and Tatyana are triplets from the Russian Northern city of Krasnoyarsk. I found out about their existence from social networks a couple of years ago and really wanted to take pictures of them. Three sisters, three friends, three soul mates. Their love for each othe...

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Honorable mention

The Nomadelfia community
by Enrico Genovesi


Children on a school bus in the Community of Nomadelfia. The care of orphaned children and the response to the social emergency of abandonment between the two wars gave birth to Nomadelfia. Today the phenomenon still exists in less evident but more complex forms. This is why Noma...

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Lorca: a Forgotten Girl In Art History
by Peyman Naderi


This is the story of a girl who lived through a period of history but was never seen, and although she was very artistic, she always hid herself from others until one day when her identity was revealed. Her name is Lorca, and I have been trying to portray her so that the whole wo...

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Eid-ul-Fitr Congregation
by Azim Khan Ronnie


Eid-al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday celebrated every year all over the world. According to the organizers, at the celebration held on this occasion in Gor-e-Shahid Boro Math, Dinajpur, over 600,000 devotees participated gathering from different areas of the region.

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Jumps from Boat
by Igor Altuna


Children jumping from the roof of our ship in the seas of Malaysia. The game consists of who jumps more and makes the most turns.

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Vladik
by Sergey Anisimov


Reindeer breeding is probably one of the rarest professions. In the region of Yamal, there are approximately 14,000 men who live together with their herds of reindeers. These people mainly belong to the native population of “Nenets” and are known for being hardworking and hospita...

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Garden of Delights
by Andres Montoya Arango


In a timeless universe, free goddesses gave nature their bodies to be caressed by the light of a sun that marvelled at their presence. In the midst of silence, their hair sways and their souls rejoice. In an era of strange beauty standards, they feel sublime and impose their own...

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Friends
by Suvro Paul


Riya and Sima are two little friends who live in the tea garden region of Sylhet, Bangladesh. Their smiling faces while playing in front of their house are a reflection of their purity.

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Remarkable Artwork

Girl in the Bubble
by David Degelin


A portrait of a Belgian cosplay model who calls herself 'Girl in the Bubble' in an abandoned castle near Mons, Belgium. The photo was shot in a bedroom where I found the flowery wallpaper perfectly matching with her look.

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Remarkable Artwork

VITILIGO: MERCEDES
by Rosa Mariniello


Mercedes, 42 years old, posing in her house in Havana. The first Vitiligo marks appeared by the age of 35, after her grandmother's death. Now Vitiligo took over 90% of her body. After years of treatments she gave up and now puts black makeup on her face in order to camouflage th...

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Remarkable Artwork

Woman at work
by Azim Khan Ronnie


Vietnamese workers sit surrounded by thousands of incense sticks in a village in Hanoi, where the sticks have been traditionally made for hundreds of years. Incense plays an important role in the spiritual lives of Vietnamese people as it is used in all their worship activities.

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The Daily Train Journey
by Pronob Ghosh


Because of the lack of seats many passengers travel on top of speeding trains. But many more choose this dangerous form of transportation to save money.

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Mood...
by Navin Kumar


I captured this layered moment at sunrise along the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi... While this boy was immersed in the silence of his own thoughts, other visitors around him were enjoying the loud musical chirping of thousands of seagulls.

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Mom
by Marina Kazakova


Photography became the only way of communicating with my mother after 35 years of separation. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and as she couldn't live alone anymore, three months ago she moved into my house.

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Just Human
by Her Place Is In


This photo features 30 women of a variety of shapes, sizes, and ethnicities, wearing no makeup, and posing in outfits styled to match the tone of their skin. The attempt was to combat unhealthy beauty standards and communicate the strength in unity and the beauty in diversity.

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Roberta
by Fulvio Bellanca


To create this portrait I took inspiration from 50s noir films. The lights and mood present hint at Ellroy's novels.

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Lag Baomer
by Jordi Cohen


Women and girls separated by a net at the Lag BaOmer celebration in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish quarter of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem.

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