Documentary & Photojournalism

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1st classified

Captive
by Marcus Westberg


A giant panda used for breeding sits alone in a facility in Shaanxi, China. Captive breeding of endangered species can play an important role in repopulating wild habitats, but it can also be a convenient label to hide behind, much like “green,” “renewable," or “sustainable.” In...

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2nd classified

Saving Chimpanzees
by Brent Stirton


Itsazo Velez and caregiver Ephraim Ngiribwa give medicine to two new rescued baby chimps as they quarantine. Rescuing and saving baby chimps is difficult. When they are taken by poachers, they are subject to tremendous trauma and abuse, and cannot access the nutrition they need t...

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3rd classified

Portugal Forest Fire
by Nuno André Ferreira


A child sits inside a car nearby a forest fire that began in Oliveira de Frades, about 100 kilometers from Porto, and spread west to Sever do Vouga, and southwest to Águeda. Hundreds of firefighters were mobilized to fight this fire. Every year the country is plagued by fires and...

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Honorable mention

Peyo
by Jeremy Lempin


In the palliative care center at the Calais hospital, Peyo licks the hands of 64-year-old Roger. Through careful observation, Hassen discovered that Peyo, twice French champions in artistic dressage, always takes care of people who are emotionally, physically or psychologically v...

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Honorable mention

Quarantine
by Renato Granieri


When Nelio arrived at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary he had to quarantine for 3 months before joining other chimps. Sadly the pet trade and poaching are still a huge issue in Sierra Leone. Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary represents a lifeline for our closest relatives.

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Honorable mention

Protest Has a Woman Face
by Yauhen Yerchak


Participants of women protest rally in support of Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova, arrested day before, stand with linked arms to prevent the arrests by unmarked, masked security forces. The peaceful procession that was held in Minsk on 8th September 2020 was disperse...

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Honorable mention

The Man Who Walks Underwater
by Franck Seguin


Four times freediving world champion, Guillaume Nery seeks to raise public awareness about the fragility of the oceans and the preservation of the planet, vivid reminder that every living creature depends on the water world. As part of the "One Breath Around the World" expedition...

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Honorable mention

Virunga
by Brent Stirton


Rangers from a new forward operating base in the Virunga National Park patrol around the lake. Virunga National Park lost 14 conservation rangers to clashes with militia groups in the park in 2020.

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Honorable mention

Migrant Girls Mourn
by Ivan Romano


Two migrant girls mourn during clashes between refugees and riot police in Mytilene, on the Greek Island of Lesbos on February 3, 2020. Refugees protested against the terrible conditions in which they lived inside the Moria refugee camp. Moria was the largest refugee camp in Euro...

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Honorable mention

The Moria Camp Burns to the Ground
by Jacob Ehrbahn


The last residents of Moria, Europe’s largest camp for refugees and migrants, salvage what they can and leave the burning ruins, after a huge fire broke out the night before. By the end of the day nearly all of the makeshift houses, tents and resident containers have been consume...

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Honorable mention

The Heart of Kashmir
by Gabriele Torsello


A Srinagar greengrocer was spotted by an armed patrol 10 yards from his house, 20 minutes after the start of curfew - his house had no toilet. Just before sunrise the following day, his battered corpse was dumped in front of his house. His family was later refused permission to b...

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Remarkable Artwork

Stranded in the Turkey/Greece Border Area
by Jacob Ehrbahn


On 29 February the Turkish president Erdogan announced that Turkey will open its border to Greece. But the Greek border agents have not opened their border barrier. Thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded in an area near the border crossing Pazarkule; others settle down i...

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Remarkable Artwork

Fire Destroys the Moria Camp 03
by Jacob Ehrbahn


Two planes and two helicopters fly in shuttle service to the camp in order to put out the fires. September 10, 2020

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Remarkable Artwork

Aftermath of Cyclone Idai
by Jen Guyton


Thousands of families took shelter in schools in Nhamatanda, near Beira, Mozambique, when their houses were flooded or destroyed by Cyclone Idai in March 2019. As a result, classes were canceled for more than a week while the government and NGOs built temporary shelters. Here, Jo...

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Remarkable Artwork

Floors and People
by Reza Baradaran Esfahani


Every year, on a special day in this village, the traditional ceremony of Alambandan is held. Wherever the villagers are, they come to the village to participate in the ceremony. The houses of this village are interesting. The roof of each house is the yard of another house. The...

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Remarkable Artwork

Alexanders Grave
by Nils Petter Nilsson


In may 2020, 16 year old Alexander Storaker was killed in an accident during a police intervention. Every morning since, Alexanders parents Frode and Anna Storaker goes to Alexanders Grave to have breakfast.

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Remarkable Artwork

Treacherous Road Lofa to Monrovia
by Hannah Maule-ffinch


During the rainy season the only road that connects Monrovia, to Lofa County becomes treacherous. Torrential rains drastically degrade the highway. 100's get stranded every year making this often vital journey. Many are injured by over turned trucks. Heat exhaustion and lack of w...

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Remarkable Artwork

The Dangerous Toy
by Celia Kujala


Play is very important in the development of California sea lion pups and everything in their environment is a potential toy. Sadly, it is becoming much more common to see them playing with garbage that is entering the ocean and arriving at their remote, uninhabited homes on ocea...

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Remarkable Artwork

A Safe Release for Everyone
by Alex Lindbloom


After accidentally smashing through a shark cage with three people inside, this great white shark was safely released. Everyone inside was fine. Cage diving has been a controversial issue as sharks do breach cages from time to time, which has resulted in at least one shark's deat...

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