Photojournalism - Professional

Death in the Streets of Port-au-Prince Matt Levitch
USA

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

"Death in the Streets of Port-au-Prince"
A body burns in the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating January 2010 earthquake. As the crippled government struggled to provide any measure of aid to its desperate citizens, survivors were forced to fend for themselves and set fire to corpses to limit the spread of disease.



Central African Republic, the forgotten heart of Africa Ronald de Hommel
Colombia

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Central African Republic, the forgotten heart of Africa"
Rebels have used a small school in Patcho in the centre of the country as their headquarters for a while. They decorated the walls with their graffiti. The building is now used as a school again but the community has no money to paint the walls. Right in the heart of Africa, surrounded by Chad, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo is the Central African Republic (CAR). In line with its neighbours this country is ravaged by internal conflicts. Several rebel groups are engaged in a permanent war with the government. Army and militias have burnt down thousands of villages. The population fled into the bush where an estimated 100,000 still live.



beggar of our conscience, Mumbai, India Pierpaolo Mittica
Italy

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"beggar of our conscience, Mumbai, India"
That beggar represents all the things we would never see: the poverty, the indigence, the indifference, the injustices, the abuses of power. This beggar is the manifest of the violations of human rights. But when we look at the eyes of this beggar, we can no more be indifferent to the violations of human rights, we must do something



Haiti Luca Kleve-Ruud
Norway

Honorable Mention

"Haiti"
Port Au Prince. 250.000 persons died during the Haiti-earthquake January 2010.



Hanging Doll Christopher Capozziello
USA

Honorable Mention

"Hanging Doll"
His parents, longtime members of the Ku Klux Klan laugh because to them it is a joke, but I look at his eyes and his hands clenching the stick. He beats the doll, looking to his parents for approval and finds faces that are smiling at what he has done.



Tyler Morganna Magee
Australia

Honorable Mention

"Tyler"
Tyler's mother inserts his prosthetic eye. Tyler lost both of his eyes to cancer when he was 3 years old.



Cards Ian Martin
USA

Honorable Mention

"Cards"
VEREENIGING, SOUTH AFRICA: A woman plays a card game on her bed in the abandoned hospital she calls home.



Bloke's Khazi Adam Parker
UK

Nominee

"Bloke's Khazi"



Water Alan K. E. A. Marques
Brazil

Nominee

"Water"
The strongest earthquake in modern time hit Port-Au-Principe, Haiti's capital, in January 2010. This Natural disaster destroyed all city and force Haitians to look for international help and for food and water. In the picture, the Haitians were trying to get some bottles of water which were distributed by Haitian government.



Boat Life Alex Kaeslin
Switzerland

Nominee

"Boat Life"
overcrowded boat travelling in Indonesia



Tuol Sleng S 21 Alix de Montaigu
France

Nominee

"Tuol Sleng S 21"



Doubts in hospital Alix de Montaigu
France

Nominee

"Doubts in hospital"



Growing up in the Favelas#57 Branca Nitzsche
USA

Nominee

"Growing up in the Favelas#57"



Gum Wall Window Brett Howard Nelson
USA

Nominee

"Gum Wall Window"
The Gum Wall - Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington



africas new tribe ORPHANS_004 Carol Allen-Storey
UK

Nominee

"africas new tribe ORPHANS_004"
Living rough is a way of life for the Dustbin tribe. Corrugated cartons have a multitude of practical applications. For the tribe they are used as a mattress, blanket and when it rains, the boys crawl into boxes in a meagre attempt to keep dry. Bright Nyakojo, 11, joined the Dustbin tribe a year ago. His parents died years ago but he has no memory exactly when. Bright was part of another tribe known at the Ghetto Boys, but departed because he was being harassed. He wants to go to school so he can learn to read.



RELUCTANT sex workers_001 Carol Allen-Storey
UK

Nominee

"RELUCTANT sex workers_001"
‘Sex for Survival’ is the mantra many of the women chant in a fishing village where widows have assumed the awesome responsibility of raising their family, where they have no means of support. The women are proud, but desperate so they resort to sex work, an age old profession. Grace, Mbabaz and Eva are all HIV+, widows pose proudly along the shore.



RELUCTANT sex workers_004 Carol Allen-Storey
UK

Nominee

"RELUCTANT sex workers_004"
Grace is 32 years old, a widowed sex worker. There has been a cholera epidemic and she has been acutely affected. Her husband died of the AIDS virus when she was pregnant but unfortunately she did not receive the mother to child prevention drugs and all of her family are HIV+. She said the only reason I survive is because my neighbours are good samaritans and take pity on my condition. Life is very hard, there is no escape.



What a Circus David Finnegan
Australia

Nominee

"What a Circus"
Crosses on the beach next to Santa Monica Pier mark the lost American lives in the Iraq War. In the background Cirque Du Soleil's Circus Tent



Backstage at Club Mansion Dina Litovsky
USA

Nominee

"Backstage at Club Mansion"
Amature Models preparing for a catwalk show, New Year's celebration.



Paradise Lost Edwin Koo
Singapore

Nominee

"Paradise Lost"
Refugees wait for tea at Sheik Yasin camp, Mardan, Pakistan. More than two million refugees have poured out of Swat Valley as the Pakistan army launched a massive operation to eliminate Taliban militants, after the breakdown of a peace deal in early May 2009. The exodus of refugees is the Pakistan's largest since the Partition in 1947.



Independence Square Ertugrul Kilic
Suriname

Nominee

"Independence Square"
A bird cage hanged to Independence Square sign



Dogs Francesco Carella
France

Nominee

"Dogs"
Pickup dogs



Three friends. Francisco Mata Rosas
Mexico

Nominee

"Three friends."
Three friends live together in Centro Habana neighborhood, in a poor conditions, they walk the streets for money.



Telephones Gary Matoso
USA

Nominee

"Telephones"
Public phone booths, Saint Petersburg, Russia



Last Saloon Gerald Ratto
USA

Nominee

"Last Saloon"
We Shall Meet Again



Nun, Angola Giles Duley
UK

Nominee

"Nun, Angola"
A nun serves dinner at an orphanage, Angola.



human dignity Giuliano Koren
Italy

Nominee

"human dignity"
Father Marian Zelazek's leprosy village in Puri, India. The responsible for the kitchen of the village while managing the accounts.



Ray of shadow Giuliano Koren
Italy

Nominee

"Ray of shadow"
Italian troops inside a military aircraft during flight transfer, northern Afghanistan.



blackfeet 2 heath korvola
USA

Nominee

"blackfeet 2"
blackfeet reservation, montana



Border Crossing Henny Garfunkel
USA

Nominee

"Border Crossing"



Caravan Ian Martin
USA

Nominee

"Caravan"
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: A young boy plays in a caravan that makes up part of a predominantly white squatter camp in the Cape Flats area of Cape Town.



Bread Line Ian Martin
USA

Nominee

"Bread Line"
VEREENIGING, SOUTH AFRICA: Two residents of Vereeniging’s abandoned hospital sit outside the “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” bread line on a hot afternoon.



Care Centre Ian Martin
USA

Nominee

"Care Centre"
GAUTENG PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA: A child naps on the floor of his family's hut at the Sonskynhoekie Care Centre, a non-profit shelter north of Pretoria.



Tattooed Neighbor Ian Martin
USA

Nominee

"Tattooed Neighbor"
GAUTENG PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA: Residents of the Sonskynhoekie Care Centre, a non-profit shelter north of Pretoria, wait in the evening food line.



Swimming Ian Martin
USA

Nominee

"Swimming"
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: A girl goes "swimming" on a hot South African day in the Cape Flats area of Cape Town.



Burning the Indian flag, Pakistan Independence Day, Kashmir Jane Stockdale
UK

Nominee

"Burning the Indian flag, Pakistan Independence Day, Kashmir"



Feed Me Jane Therese
USA

Nominee

"Feed Me"
After the coup of Jean-Claude Duvalier, small children beg for food on the side of the road, outside the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti.



Amusement Prisoner Jarvis Grant
USA

Nominee

"Amusement Prisoner"



Tears in the Congo Jean Chung
Korea (South)

Nominee

"Tears in the Congo"
A male nurse's hand checks the eyes of a victim who briefly opened her eyes unconsciously while receiving a surgery by an American doctor who did volunteer services at Gesom Hospital. This victim's organs were brutally mutilated, thus the doctor opened her abdomen, and connected the ureters from the kidneys to the colon to make her at least continent. "Guerillas would pin them down and rape them publicly to humiliate the family. They would use pointed sticks, hoes, dirty objects. Many of them would die and never end up having a fistula repaired," the American doctor said.



Tears in the Congo Jean Chung
Korea (South)

Nominee

"Tears in the Congo"
A discarded bed inside transit center at Heal Africa Hospital, 2009. At the transit center, women from Nord Kivu receive treatment, surgery, and job training to help women to be more self-reliant in case they return to their villages.



Congolese Refugee Jenn Warren
USA

Nominee

"Congolese Refugee"
Thousands of Congolese refugees flee into Southern Sudan to escape the LRA.



Visa dot Communism Jonathan Banks
UK

Nominee

"Visa dot Communism"
Visa dot Communisim, a visa sign tops the Cuban flag on a tourist bus in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba



Internal Migration Josh Meltzer
USA

Nominee

"Internal Migration"
Migration within Mexico has perhaps had a larger impact on numbers of Mexicans than the better publicized story of immigration to the U.S. Just as America rapidly became urbanized in the early 20th century, Mexicans are moving from rural regions to large Mexican cities at increasing rates. Though much of what the cities have to offer – electricity, running water and education – are good, families often discover that moving to urban regions can be difficult and dangerous, especially for children. Antonio Hernandez carries his daughter Angela to her baptism ceremony through a broken fence on land outside of Guadalajara where they have been living rent free in partial exchange for making bricks. The family originates from the neighboring state of Zacatecas.



Tibetan Monastery I Larry Louie
Canada

Nominee

"Tibetan Monastery I"
As the Chinese government relaxes its policies towards Tibet, Tibetan Monasteries and Temples are allowed to return to their usual religious rituals.



In the Brickyard 3 Larry Louie
Canada

Nominee

"In the Brickyard 3"



Underbelly of Kathmandu - My Urban Village Larry Louie
Canada

Nominee

"Underbelly of Kathmandu - My Urban Village"
The Underbelly of Kathmandu consists of the new slum areas popping all over the valley. These areas are made up mostly of people displaced from their hillside villages due to the Maoist conflict in the recent years or people from the lower caste (Dalits) who are just too poor to afford properties. These people are considered “squatters” with no land rights by the local government. These are the new urban poor of Kathmandu. Kathmandu being the urban center of Nepal, is also quickly becoming the urban slum central.



Circus Luca Kleve-Ruud
Norway

Nominee

"Circus"
Underpaid workers putting up the circustent. For less them 100 euro a month they worked 15 hours a day.



Rue des miracles Luca Kleve-Ruud
Norway

Nominee

"Rue des miracles"
Port Au Prince. He got shot in the back of his head and in the chest for stealing during the Haiti-Earthquake, and was left to bleed to death. The american army rescued him from the angry mob.



Circus Luca Kleve-Ruud
Norway

Nominee

"Circus"
Into the sky. It looks like a glamorous job. But the workers at the circus earned less then 100 euro a month.



Clearance - Rong Moo luca desienna
UK

Nominee

"Clearance - Rong Moo"
Klong Toey, Bangkok. A local tattooed man stands on the entrance of Rong Moo community, probably the most deprived and forgotten area of Klong Toey slums. Part of his area has been marked for commercial development without any compensation scheme for the locals relocation.



Clearance - Between concrete luca desienna
UK

Nominee

"Clearance - Between concrete"
Klong Toey, Bangkok. A young boy runs between left over concrete pipes destined for a newly planned commercial development. Kids pass their times through debris and wild dogs, they play with whatever inspire their imagination without considering their eventual health hazards.



Haitian Earthquake Survivors Matt Levitch
USA

Nominee

"Haitian Earthquake Survivors"
Scaling a collapsed roof, residents of Port-au-Prince scavenge for food, water, and anything of resale value in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating January 2010 earthquake.



Pilgrimage Matt Levitch
USA

Nominee

"Pilgrimage"
Followers of Haiti's Vodou religion bathe in the waterfalls of Sodo, a sacred location believed to be inhabited by divine spirits with magical and healing powers.



Woman in Trance Matt Levitch
USA

Nominee

"Woman in Trance"
A woman in trance dances in the waterfalls of Sodo, a sacred location that followers of Haiti's Vodou religion believe is inhabited by divine spirits with magical and healing powers.



Life and Death in Haiti Matt Levitch
USA

Nominee

"Life and Death in Haiti"
Schoolgirls run past a rotting corpse, left on the streets of Port-au-Prince in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating January 2010 earthquake.



GREECE IN CRISIS Nikos Pilos
Greece

Nominee

"GREECE IN CRISIS"
Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest in Athens on December 6, 2009. Police clashed with hooded youths and the rector of Athens university was injured today as violence flared in a demonstration to mark the anniversary of a teenager's killing by a policeman last year. Police clashed with hooded youths and the rector of Athens university was injured Sunday as violence flared in a demonstration to mark the anniversary of a teenager's killing by a policeman last year. Athens University rector Christos Kittas was rushed to hospital after protesters broke into the university's central Athens offices to occupy them, a police source said. Media reports said his injuries are light. Published GALATEA Magazine Switzerland 05/2010



War in Gaza residues Nitzan Hafner
Israel

Nominee

"War in Gaza residues"
A boy walking near a wall damaged by a rocket in the southern city of Ashdod, on the last day of the war.



Living at the bottom Nitzan Hafner
Israel

Nominee

"Living at the bottom"
Heli (29) is drug addicted, living at the street proximity the Old central bus station at tel Aviv.



Living at the bottom_5 Nitzan Hafner
Israel

Nominee

"Living at the bottom_5"
A policeman standing outside a building on Fein Street proximity the Old central bus station in Tel Aviv. This area of Tel Aviv assemble prostitution and drugs trade.



Untitled oded levy
USA

Nominee

"Untitled"
photojournalism of photojournalism



Innocent Victim Olwen Evans
New Zealand

Nominee

"Innocent Victim"
AIDS in Africa



Hug Omer Messinger
Israel

Nominee

"Hug "
Two teenagers are huging after they found out the identity of the driver that was killed in this car crah,which was their friend.



conflict in Qualandia2 Omer Messinger
Israel

Nominee

"conflict in Qualandia2"



Young angry of extreme right 02 Paolo Marchetti
Italy

Nominee

"Young angry of extreme right 02"
Rome 2009, Sophie sleeps in his cradle during a party meeting in the headquarters of the extreme right in Rome.



Cambodia Checkin The Nets Paul Swen
USA

Nominee

"Cambodia Checkin The Nets"



Arlington West: The Dead and Wounded Peggy Fontenot
USA

Nominee

"Arlington West: The Dead and Wounded"
And, counting...



Grinder pesarelli stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Grinder"
Woman going to the grinder with maize to have flowers



Bycicle spare shop pesarelli stefano
Italy

Nominee

"Bycicle spare shop"
Bycicle spare shop in Malawi, one of the most important shop for the community.



Long Term Parking Scott Barrow
USA

Nominee

"Long Term Parking"
The last parking place these vehicles will ever find.



Untitled Steffi Harvey
USA

Nominee

"Untitled"



Rich people live here Sue Foll
UK

Nominee

"Rich people live here"
Euston Road, London



Post Election Crisis Till Muellenmeister
Germany

Nominee

"Post Election Crisis "
Armed man checks for ethnical identity on a road leading to Mathare Slum, Nairobi, Kenya 2008



INFORMERS BEWARE tony donovan
USA

Nominee

"INFORMERS BEWARE"
BELFAST, IRELAND 1972. Taken in a community called "Ardoyne" on a hillside in North Belfast. "Ardoyne" means "Owen's Height" in Irish. At the time, it was under siege, a "no go" area, that is, self governed.



Colorado's Air National Guard Homecoming Tyler Stableford
USA

Nominee

"Colorado's Air National Guard Homecoming"
Staff Sergeant Joseph Imeraj (foreground) and Technical Sergeant Daniel Bateman of Colorado's Air National Guard 120th Fighter Squadron return from a tour in Iraq to Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado, on July 25, 2009. Tyler Stableford shot this project as a feature for 5280 Magazine on Denver's citizen-soldiers of the Air National Guard.



KKK Victoria Parnall-Vaughan
UK

Nominee

"KKK"



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