Documentary & Photojournalism

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1st classified

High Hopes
by Fabrizio Maffei


Even in 2020, while we were all struggling with COVID, the world did not stop: people continued to flee from wars and poverty, looking for a better future and putting their lives at risk. In the Mediterranean Sea, even the rescuers, led by hope, have not stopped.

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2nd classified

Israeli Palestinians
by Ohad Zwigenberg


An Israeli police officer stands with his pistol pointed at a Palestinian man, in the center. Next to them is a Jewish driver who was attacked by Palestinian protesters. The Israeli police have already clashed with the latters on many occasions: this is pushing the contested city...

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3rd classified

Maicao Police Detention Cell
by Jan Grarup


In the police station in the border city of Maicao in Colombia, more than 60 sentenced prisoners live in a detention cell, no larger than 50 square meters. Prisons in Colombia are full; therefore, even the local police stations are used for inmates sentenced to life in prison. Th...

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Honorable mention

A New Habitat
by David Hup


A semi-grown brown bear is looking for a late-night snack. In Transylvania there is a large population of brown bears and while their habitat shrinks, they are forced to search for food elsewhere. This ultimately results in conflicts between humans and bears.

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Honorable mention

Pray
by Esteban Biba


A woman holds a wooden cross and prays for the lava to stop and not reach her home. During the first days of May, the Pacaya volcano threw rivers of lava that remained a few meters from the homes of dozens of people. The residents carried out a seven-week Way of the Cross to ask...

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Honorable mention

The Czech President Infected with COVID-19
by Roman Vondrous


The Czech President Milos Zeman appoints Civic Democrat chairman Petr Fiala (left) as the new Czech Prime Minister. Since the president is infected with COVID-19, they are separated with a transparent wall, their audio contact is secured and people present at the ceremony have to...

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Honorable mention

Migrant Boy in Heavy Rain
by Adrees Latif


Dylan, a four year old asylum-seeking migrant boy from Honduras, weeps while holding onto his mother as they look for shelter from heavy rainfall after crossing the Rio Grande river. The family was being followed closely by immigration authorities.

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Honorable mention

The Scream
by Georg Wendt


Merkel, former German Chancellor, is bitten while feeding Australian Loris. Merkel was on a farewell tour in her constituency. She has been German Chancellor for a total of 16 years. The author tried to catch Ms. Merkel surrounded by the colorful birds like a symbol for the diffe...

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Honorable mention

Colombia1
by Jordan Stern


Riot police confront protestors during the National Strike. Protests began over a new tax bill, but grew to become a protest over police brutality as the ESMAD Riot police injured protestors around the country. Colombia’s Ombudsmen confirmed 43 deaths, but Human Rights groups bel...

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Honorable mention

Security Law Protest
by Kiran Ridley


Protestors outside the French Senate against the French Government’s Global Security Law. They claim the law authorizes the use of cameras, video surveillance, and drones by the police, whilst also restricting the filming of the police during their operations: civil liberties and...

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Remarkable Artwork

Polar Bear on the Coast of the Chukchi Sea
by Andrey Shapran


Polar bears are excellent swimmers who can cover hundreds of kilometers. However, sometimes the elements are stronger than the owner of the Arctic. After a series of major storms, residents of the village of Enurmino discovered the corpse of a polar bear - an exceptionally rare p...

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Remarkable Artwork

Afghan Boys
by Zobair Movahhed


Drained of all energy, two Afghan teenagers have fallen asleep after passing the border and entering Iran. They crossed the mountains all night in the dark. There is hardly a chance to catch a breath on the way. No one waits for an exhausted teenager.

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Remarkable Artwork

Hero
by Aung Chan Thar


Most of the people with good spirit during the pandemic volunteered. Because of daily exposure to germs, they had to stay away from their families. Sometimes, they were able to greet their family through a nylon wall, as in this picture. They are heroes: a girl's thankful smile i...

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Remarkable Artwork

Migrant Camp
by Adrees Latif


Thousands of asylum seeking migrants, most from Haiti, take shelter along the Del Rio International Bridge. More than 12,000 migrants will have a chance to make their case for protection before U.S. immigration judges, an estimated 8,000 voluntarily returned to Mexico, and 2,000...

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Heading for the UK
by Jacob Ehrbahn


Farhad Noori, 54, has fled from Iranian Kurdistan. He is one of thousands of refugees who have set up camp on the outskirts of Dunkerque. Fueled by the dream of a better life, he has struggled his way through Europe, and plans to cross the English Channel in one of the small rubb...

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Remarkable Artwork

Effects of the Pandemic
by Francisco Javier Murcia Requena


Because of the pandemic, thousands of masks and plastic gloves ended up in our seas and oceans, affecting a multitude of marine organisms. In the image a small fish got trapped inside a plastic glove and it drowned, being unable to get out. This is only one of the many effects of...

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Remarkable Artwork

India's Covid Crisis Overwhelms Crematoriums
by Anindito Mukherjee


A priest performs the last rites of a patient who died of COVID-19, during a mass cremation. In May 2021, with cases crossing 400,000 a day and with more than 3,500 deaths recorded in 24 hours, India's COVID-19 crisis is intensifying and shows no signs of easing pressure on the c...

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Remarkable Artwork

Son's Love for Father
by Laxman Mintu


This is really an emotional moment to witness. During the COVID-19 pandemic an enormous number of people died and couldn't even get the chance to say a final goodbye to their loved ones. Here a son saying the last and hardest goodbye to his father.

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