Fascinating faces and characters

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1st classified

Zor
by Selene Magnolia


A young bride is preparing for her wedding on a street in the Roma ghetto of Stolipinovo. In Europe, Roma communities number more than 11 million people and Stolipinovo, with around 40,000 people, is the most populous ghetto.

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2nd classified

Black Drag Magic
by Lee-ann Olwage


Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie, a drag artist and activist, poses at a shisanyama - a community space where women cook and sell meat - in Khayelitsha, a township near Cape Town. Belinda, the photographer, and other black, queer, gender non-conforming and transgender people collaborate...

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3rd classified

Fly To Be Free
by Audrey Jeane


Gil is an 11-year-old who has the soul of a 90-year-old. He is filled with boundless energy and is always ready to work and play equally hard. He and his neighbors who live on a nearby ranch often spend time together, and it usually involves working with or playing with animals....

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Honorable mention

Tae Jung and Ha Ru
by Heun Jung Kim


A double portraiture of my younger sister with her daughter dressed in the Hanbok during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an attempt to reflect on the vulnerability of life and the strength of motherhood during these unprecedented times.

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Honorable mention

My Mind, a Shining Guillotine
by Arjun Kamath


Delilah is constantly fighting issues of low self-confidence and insecurity, even with loved ones. This image, taken from the photo story "The Anxiety Series," combines art, poetry, and a social message about mental illness in a vibrant fusion, drawing inspiration from the author...

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Honorable mention

Boogli
by Jen Guyton


Mozambican wildlife veterinarian Mércia Ângela is pictured on her daily walk with Boogli, a female Cape pangolin that was confiscated, along with a leopard skin, as a 2.2 kg infant by Gorongosa National Park's law enforcement team. Mércia was one of Boogli's primary care-givers,...

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Honorable mention

Vis a Vis
by Katy Gomez Catalina


I found it curious and symbolic that the two women are under two very prominent male portraits. The look of the women in front of my camera found my female complicity.

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Purim in Jerusalem
by Oren Ben Hakoon


A boy disguised as King Ahasuerus among thousands of worshipers reading the Book of Esther at the Belz Yeshiva Institue in Jerusalem.

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Honorable mention

Boarding School
by Alessandra Meniconzi


Nomadic children are still not exempt from compulsory education. Because they live in remote areas, often they have to travel many miles per day to get to school. The boarding school is a great solution that facilitates their ability to receive an education.

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Honorable mention

Child Plays in a Tannery
by Andrew Biraj


A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh area. For decades, pollution from tanneries at the main industrial site in Dhaka poured into the Buriganga River, wiping out aquatic life and forcing the city to rely he...

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Remarkable Artwork

The Girl of 2020
by Kaat Stieber


Pandemic in the lead role of the year 2020, our present will be forever written in the history books. World history is determined by the outcome, as it has been for centuries.

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Remarkable Artwork

An Honourable Life
by Robert Piccoli


He has lived an honourable life. A structured life. A disciplined life. A life of order, pride and achievement. His eyes have seen all aspects of humanity. He ponders the years and contemplate his journey.

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Remarkable Artwork

Home Office
by Josef Hinterleitner


Home office in lockdown, of course, with a face mask and enough distance - and Bruno's eyes shut because nobody goes for a walk with him!

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Lockdown 2020
by Andrea Hinterleitner


My grandma and grandpa before going to sleep look very lonely and sad in the quarantine during the COVID Lockdown .

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Remarkable Artwork

Losing our Minds
by Eddy Verloes


My series “Losing our minds” was taken at the beginning of the corona crisis 2020 on the Belgian coast.

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Cat Love
by Hasan Uçar


The old woman who lives alone in the Silivri district of Istanbul continues her life happily with her cats. She enjoys playing with the kittens that she feeds from the window of her house.

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Tango Dancers Flirt with One Another
by Christopher Pillitz


Tango dancers Lara Duarte and Jesus Paez flirt with one another before a rehearsal in La Catedral del Tango.

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One Leg
by Yousef Almuhanna


Poetic moments with the crutch which gave him the hope of walking into this life again. Ibrahim is a young man, born in 1989 in the "Reda" area in Upper Egypt. He had a work accident in the white brick quarries in the Al-Minya area, and for 8 years, he remained without work. His...

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The Societal Gambit: Marriage over Happiness
by Arjun Kamath


The constant pressure for marriage has left Rini tormented. Would she sacrifice happiness for the sake of a tradition?

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Us
by Mohammad Sorkhabi


Segregation by gender has existed in highly conservative communities for years, in order to raise their children in an isolated environment and away from any sort of sexual relations. But in most cases, this only causes sexual suppression and severe disorders in sexual orientatio...

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