Editions

Médicos del Mundo would like to thank all of those who submitted photographs to compete in this edition. All of their contributions further this award. It would particularly like to thank the jury for its selfless, enthusiastic work.

2019


Winner edition 2019

Mohsen Kaboli

Surrogate mother


Irán

Martín Zamora and a colleague push the coffin carrying the corpse of Zohra Sarrouj at the Southern Funeral Assistance premises in Algeciras, Spain.

First finalist

Javier Fergo

Zohra Sarrouj’s Last Journey


España

A migrant looks down as he stands atop of the USA/Mexico border fence moments before jumping over the U.S. border from Tijuana, Mexico, on 28 December 2018.

Second finalist

Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Crossing the last border at Tijuana


España

Twine handcuffs in a mass grave in Paterna (Valencia) in May 2019. Many of the bodies found in mass grave number 128 were found tied with this type of fetters.

Third finalist

Santi Donaire

Children of oblivion


España

Jury
edition 2019

José Aymá

Graphic editor of El Mundo newspaper


Chema Conesa

Photographer, editor and curator


Cristóbal Manuel

Graphic editor of El País newspaper


Ana Palacios

Journalist and documentary photography


Pilar García

Médicos del Mundo Board Member for Advocacy and Communication


Celia Zafra

Médicos del Mundo Journalist and Communications Coordinator


2018


Winner edition 2018

Juan Medina

Life and death in the Mediterranean


Argentina

Malick poses for a photograph inside his room at the Hotel Colibri, holding a photo of himself taken on 2 August 2016, minutes after he was rescued from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. He survived after seven hours of sailing from the coast of Libya, travelling in rubber dinghy with 120 people aboard.

First finalist

César Dezfuli Rello

Banjul to Biella


España

When the environment is contaminated by chemicals, Rosa has to wear a mask with an active carbon filter to avoid inhaling them, and wrap herself in a long cape made from cotton and silver to protect herself from radiation, as she also suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Ex aequo finalist

Carmen Sayago Tome

Birds of pollution


España

A woman cries at the funeral of her husband, Keiber Cubero, aged 25. As a father struggling to find food for his daughter, Keiber went out one night with others to rob a restaurant but were caught and killed by the police.

Ex aequo finalist

Ignacio Marín Fernández

Crimes of Hunger


España

Jury
edition 2018

Celia Zafra

Médicos del Mundo Journalist and Communications Coordinator


Paco Junquera

Photographer and graphic editor


Gorka Lejarcegi

Graphic Editor for El País Semanal weekly magazine


Esther Borrell

Director of the EFE News Agency Graphic Department


Carlos García Pozo

Chief of Photograph of the newspaper El Mundo


2017


Winner edition 2017

Carlos de Andrés

The Loneliness of Mary Against the Law of Dependency


España

Jorge was born in a rural town in Argentina 37 years ago. He has a congenital malformation that affects all four limbs, caused by a medicine with thalidomide that was prescribed to his mother, with no pharmacovigilance protocol, a year before he was born.

First finalist

Constanza Portnoy

Strength of Living, What Love Saves


Argentina

Rivka Schiller, 11 years, in her house. Her mother was victim of many death threats by her ex husband. She had filed 45 complains to the police without getting any protection from them. He also attempted to strangle her in front of her daughters. They live in a kind of prison.

Second finalist

Kar Mancini

Not One Less


Italia

Roll call of boys. Three times a day the boys gather in the hallway of the school to roll the roll call.

Third finalist

Vadim Braydov

School for Boys with Divergent Behavior


Rusia

Jury
edition 2017

Cristóbal Manuel

Graphic editor of El País newspaper


Ana Palacios

Journalist and documentary photography


Celia Zafra

Médicos del Mundo Journalist and Communications Coordinator


Paco Junquera

Photographer and graphic editor


Francisco Carrasco Garzón

Vocal of Communication and Advocacy of Médicos del Mundo


Carlos García Pozo

Chief of Photograph of the newspaper El Mundo


2016


Winner edition 2016

Sergei Stroitelev

The House of Light


Rusia

Nacho’s notebook. Because his hands are deformed, Nacho can only write irregular lines.

First finalist

César Pastor Castro

Hurler, the Great Utrilla Equation


España

15/04/2015. Alicia Baja - Colonia Aurora, Province of Misiones. Andrea Gotin was a healthy girl until one afternoon, when she was eight years old, she inhaled bromomethane and had to be hospitalized where she remained in intensive care for nine days. The fever she ran a few hours after inhaling the substance affected her brain’s motor functions. In need of a kidney transplant, she must undergo dialysis three times a week. Her brother Ademir, aged 20, suffers from severe mental disability. On September 14, 2010, the same day that Darío Gotin, the father of the family, told his wife they would not be able to have their daughter’s kidney transplant, she died of a heart attack.

Second finalist

Pablo E. Piovano

The human cost of agrotoxins


Argentina

The children arrive at the airport in Düsseldorf on a charter flight with nothing but the clothes they are wearing, no suitcase, no toothbrush and no warm jacket.

Third finalist

Toby Binder

Peace Village and its Children


Alemania

Jury
edition 2016

Carlos Tofiño

Médicos del Mundo Aid Worker


Gervasio Sánchez

Photojournalist and collaborator with the Heraldo de Aragón


Gabriela Sánchez

Journalist and coordinator of “Desalambre”, the human rights section of the digital newspaper eldiario.es.


Begoña Rivas

Photographer, former head of El Mundo newspaper’s photography section, and collaborator with JOT DOWN


Sofía Moro

Photographer specialized in documentary photography and editorial portraits, collaborator with El País Semanal magazine


Celia Zafra

Médicos del Mundo Journalist and Communications Coordinator


Paco Junquera

Photographer and graphic editor


2015


Winner edition 2015

Olmo Calvo

Survivors seeking refuge


España

Scores of Afghan refugees approach the coasts of the Greek island of Lesbos on board an unstable plastic boat which is about to sink.

Second finalist

Santi Palacios

Thousand of lives at stake just to reach Europe


España

Félix Pacheco (36 years old), equipped with his pickaxe, points out to the Forensic Team of Specialists the location of the grave which he thinks contains the remains of his father, murdered 30 years before. Félix escaped with his mother from a military attack in the mountains where they had been hiding.

First finalist

Miguel Mejía

The pain of returning


Perú

Madrid, X Street without a number.

Third finalist

Javier Guijarro

Madrid as a dormitory


Jury
edition 2015

Javier Amaro

Board member, Médicos del Mundo


Bru Rovira

Journalist


Carlos del Amor

Journalist


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Begoña Rivas

Photographer, former head of El Mundo newspaper’s photography section, and collaborator with JOT DOWN