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WINNERS 2016

Announcing the winners of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2016

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GRAND PRIZE – ALEXEY FURMAN

Alexey Furman Project Title: Life After Injury Project Description “Do you hear the birds outside, singing? It is beautiful”, I hear him saying. His name is Evhenii, and he looks at me from the hospital bed he is lying on....

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SECOND PLACE – ISADORA KOSOFSKY

Isadora Kosofsky Project Title: Vinny and David Project Description Vinny and David begins with Vinny, then 13, when he was incarcerated for stabbing his mother’s assailant, and shadows him and his older brother, David; the long-term photo essay focuses on...

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On her wedding day Shorbari, 13, is dressed by her mother, aunt and sisters in a traditional bridal sari, new jewellery and make-up. Gauri, her mother, is particularly keen to make the best impression on the 41 year-old groom whom no-one in the family has yet met and to whom the arrangement was proposed through a paid marriage broker. Older, affluent grooms are seen as saving graces for those with daughters in poor, rural families; the hope is that early marriage can offer a new life of financial stability and good repute. In reality, however, young brides are often abused and neglected by older husbands, left to bear the burden of child-rearing single-handedly while working as an effective servant in an in-law’s family home.

THIRD PLACE – SOUVID DATTA

Souvid Datta Project Title: The Vanishing Girls of West Bengal Project Description In 2015, the UNODC stated that over 12,000 minors were reported missing or kidnapped in India’s state of West Bengal. The majority were young girls, 80% of whom...

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COMMENDED ENTRY – HASHEM SHAKERI

Hashem Shakeri Project Title: Iran, Multi Piece Identity Project Description “He who knows one, knows none” says Goethe. We can generalize this saying and say: “He who knows only one thing, does not actually know that thing” or “he who...

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A guard is sitting in Kashi E-commerce Headquarters Base of West China. Kashgar, Xinjiang. 2015.

COMMENDED ENTRY – YUYANG LIU

Yuyang Liu Project Title: 5986 Kilometers Project Description As the violence events led by Uyghur’s separatism force often happen in China since 2009, the Chinese central government is providing Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region several aid projects, including investments, constructions, labor...

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