Editions

Médicos del Mundo would like to thank all the photographers who participated in each edition. All their images contribute to give impetus to this award. In particular, we would like to thank the jury for their selfless and enthusiastic work.

2021


    Participation data

  • 808

    Participants

  • 6.979

    Photos

  • 94

    Countries

Winner edition 2021

Jędrzej Nowicki

The Scars


Poland

Alexander - one of the detained protesters - poses for a portrait in front of arrest on Okrestina street in Minsk, Belarus. Alexander was going to his friend's apartment when the Belarusian military caught him on the first night of the protests (Aug. 10, 2020). He spent four days in custody. He was beaten multiple times. Alexander studies at the Minsk Polytechnic.
Alexander - one of the detained protesters - poses for a portrait in front of arrest on Okrestina street in Minsk, Belarus. Alexander was going to his friend's apartment when the Belarusian military caught him on the first night of the protests (Aug. 10, 2020). He spent four days in custody. He was beaten multiple times. Alexander studies at the Minsk Polytechnic.
Ever Sosa carries his daughter on his shoulders as he cross the Suchiate river from Guatemala to Mexico in an attempt to follow their path to the United States south border with a new migrants and asylum seekers caravan.

Finalist 2021

Alejandro Cegarra

The Two Walls


Venezuela

France-Calais, 11/30/2020. Palliative care center at the Calais hospital. Marion, 24, suffering from metastatic cancer, embraces her 7-year-old son Ethan in the presence of Peyo, who accepts to be touched and caressed by her alone. "With Peyo, we try to recreate life at the end of life, in order to fight, and create an energy to accompany families and caregivers," Hassen says.

Finalist 2021

Jérémy Lempin

Doctor Peyo and Mister Hassen


France

The city of Ayaviri, before the mine arrived, lived on cheese and milk. The cheese from Ayaviri was exported all over Peru, reaching as far as Lima and Cusco. Due to water contamination, the cows began to produce less milk and of low quality. Thus, the economic income of the breeders is lowered considerably, and the cheese producers have difficulty in selling it outside the city because the nearby markets do not want "contaminated cheese." This land does not produce vegetables, so people find themselves without the inputs due to farming and ranching.

Finalist 2021

Alessandro Cinque

Peru, a Toxic State


Italy

Jury
edition 2021

Claudi Carreras

Independent curator and editor


Alessandra Sanguinetti

Photographer, Magnum Photos


Ana María Arévalo Gosen

Freelance documentary photographer


Susana Vera

Photojournalist, Reuters


Fiona Shields

Director of Photography, The Guardian


Francisco Carrasco Garzón

Executive Director of Médicos del Mundo


2020


    Participation data

  • 708

    Participants

  • 6.338

    Photos

  • 89

    Countries

Winner edition 2020

Santi Palacios

Seniors in Solitude


Spain

An elderly woman and a worker embrace each other in the room in which the woman remains confined due to the pandemic, at a nursing home, province of Barcelona, ​​Spain, April 29, 2020.
An elderly woman and a worker embrace each other in the room in which the woman remains confined due to the pandemic, at a nursing home, province of Barcelona, ​​Spain, April 29, 2020.
Hassana (fictitious name) 16 years old from North East Nigeria, kidnapped by Boko Haram with her twin sister who died in the terrorist camp. She returned home to find her village ravaged and parents killed by Boko Haram. She loves to study the globe, she hopes to travel the world someday because she believes its part of education.

Finalist 2020

Emeke Obanor

Heroes


Nigeria

Camilo Gálvez (24) is a machine operator by profession and owner of a social networking site such as thetravel antü. "I have never participated in any march. I was caught in the middle of the protest, in front of the GAM cultural centre. I have a compromised eye and no vision, I'm waiting for my second operation".

Finalist 2020

Luis Sergio

Eyes


Chile

A young girl asks for money on a street in the Colombian capital, Bogotá. By June 2019, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) had provided attention to nearly 80,000 Venezuelan children, adolescents and families countrywide.

Finalist 2020

Nicoló Filippo Rosso

Exodus


Italy

For most women with this diagnosis nude photography is not possible for a number of reasons, including total rejection of a new body. But portrayed women decided to take this step thus trying to reach other women in the same situation who still cannot accept themselves.

Special mention of the jury 2020

Sergei Stroitelev

Am I not scared anymore?


Russia

Jury
edition 2020

Susan Meiselas

Photographer of Magnum Photos


Silvia Omedes

Director of Photographic Social Vision


Federico Ríos Escobar

Freelance Photographer


Arianna Rinaldo

Photo editor, curator and photo consultant


Emilio Morenatti

Spain and Portugal Chief Photographer for The Associated Press & Editorial Manager


Gorka Lejarcegi

Graphic Editor for El País Semanal weekly magazine


Francisco Carrasco Garzón

Executive Director of Médicos del Mundo


2019


    Participation data

  • 311

    Participants

  • 2.468

    Photos

  • 55

    Countries

Winner edition 2019

Mohsen Kaboli

Surrogate Mother


Iran

Robert and Arpineh return from a family party. Arpineh hangs her articial tummy in the bedroom.
Robert and Arpineh return from a family party. Arpineh hangs her articial tummy in the bedroom.
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 2019

Javier Fergo

Zohra Sarrouj’s Last Journey


Spain

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 2019

Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Crossing the Last Border at Tijuana


Spain

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 2019

Santi Donaire

Children of Oblivion


Spain

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


    Participation data

  • 386

    Participants

  • 2.650

    Photos

  • 72

    Countries

Winner edition 2018

Juan Medina

Life and Death in the Mediterranean


Argentina

People rescued from the Mediterranean Sea remained aboard the Proactiva Open Arms ship until it reached the port of Algeciras on 9 August 2018.
People rescued from the Mediterranean Sea remained aboard the Proactiva Open Arms ship until it reached the port of Algeciras on 9 August 2018.
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 2018

César Dezfuli Rello

Banjul to Biella


Spain

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 2018

Carmen Sayago Tome

Birds of Pollution


Spain

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 2018

Ignacio Marín Fernández

Crimes of Hunger


Spain

Jury
edition 2018

Celia Zafra

Médicos del Mundo Journalist and Communications Coordinator


Gorka Lejarcegi

Graphic Editor for El País Semanal weekly magazine


Paco Junquera

Photographer and graphic editor


Esther Borrell

Director of the EFE News Agency Graphic Department


Carlos García Pozo

Chief of Photograph of the newspaper El Mundo


2017


    Participation data

  • 348

    Participants

  • 3.152

    Photos

  • 63

    Countries

Winner edition 2017

Carlos de Andrés

The Loneliness of Mary Against the Law of Dependency


Spain

Watching TV in the living room.
Watching TV in the living room.
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 2017

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 2017

Karl Mancini

Not One Less


Italy

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

Third finalist 2017

Vadim Braydov

School for Boys with Divergent Behavior


Russia

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

Executive Director of Médicos del Mundo


Carlos García Pozo

Chief of Photograph of the newspaper El Mundo


2016


    Participation data

  • 270

    Participants

  • 2.072

    Photos

  • 41

    Countries

Winner edition 2016

Sergei Stroitelev

The House of Light


Russia

The hospice building seen from the inside.
The hospice building seen from the inside.
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 2016

Toby Binder

Peace Village and its Children


Germany

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

First finalist 2016

César Pastor Castro

Hurler, the Great Utrilla Equation


Spain

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 2016

Pablo E. Piovano

The Human Cost of Agrotoxins


Argentina

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


    Participation data

  • 317

    Participants

  • 2.547

    Photos

  • 47

    Countries

Winner edition 2015

Olmo Calvo

Survivors Seeking Refuge


Spain

A father walks along the railroad tracks carrying his kid in his arms after having crossed the border between Serbia and Hungary. He is entering Roszke. (Roszke, Hungary. 10/09/2015).
A father walks along the railroad tracks carrying his kid in his arms after having crossed the border between Serbia and Hungary. He is entering Roszke. (Roszke, Hungary. 10/09/2015).
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 2015

Miguel Mejía

The Pain of Returning


Peru

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 2015

Santi Palacios

Thousand of lives at stake just to reach Europe


Spain

Madrid, X Street without a number.

Third finalist 2015

Javier Guijarro

Madrid as a Dormitory


Spain

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


2014


    Participation data

  • 176

    Participants

  • 1.660

    Photos

  • 27

    Countries

Winner edition 2014

José Palazón Osma

Desolate Landscapes


Spain

A group of migrants perched on the Melilla fence in front of the golf course in October 2014.
A group of migrants perched on the Melilla fence in front of the golf course in October 2014.
Maria Isabel Rodriguez Romero cries as police arrives to evict her and her family in Madrid, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Romero, and six family members live in an apartment of the EMVS for 24 years and they had a debt of 1,200 euros.

First finalist 2014

Andres Kudacki

Spain: National Housing Crisis. Evictions


Argentina

A truck loaded with waste arrives at the Siem Reap rubbish dump in Cambodia. It is estimated that 20 minors work with their families there.

Second finalist 2014

David Rengel Borreguero

Dirty tourism


Spain

“Benetton” Suite. Gran Vía Street no. 41. Madrid.

Third finalist 2014

Czuko Williams

Hotel under the stars


Spain

Jury
edition 2014

Giulietta Speranza

CentroCentro Cibeles Curator in residence


Andrés Martínez Casares

Winner of the National Award for Photojournalism 2014


Guillermo Armengol

Professor of Informative Photography, Complutense University


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Begoña Rivas

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


Celia Zafra

Médicos del Mundo Journalist and Communications Coordinator


Francisco Carrasco Garzón

Executive Director of Médicos del Mundo


2013


    Participation data

  • 201

    Participants

  • 1.696

    Photos

  • 26

    Countries

Winner edition 2013

Niclas Hammarström

Aleppo


Sweden

Aleppo, Syria, 2013-01-15A family walks on empty streets of Aleppo. Trying to live a life in the war torn city.
Concha, one of the residents of La Casa de la Buena Vida. Concha is HIV positive and treated for drug addiction. Originally from Madrid she came to La Casa after having nowhere to go.

Second finalist 2013

Wai Hnin Tun

The House of the good life


Burma

Chiapas, Mexico. April 2011.

First finalist 2013

Fabio Cuttica

Dark Passage, the migrants odyssey through Mexico


Italy

Narcisse, from Cameroon, moments before attempting to jump the fence. In the background, the city lights of Melilla. Narcisse was able to cross over to Melilla that night.

Third finalist 2013

Mingo Venero

The silent Wait


Spain

Jury
edition 2013

Begoña Santos

Chief of Social Inclusion and Communication Department of Médicos del Mundo


Fernando Herráez

Photographer, founding member of the Agency Cover


Jon Barandica

Graphic editor and photojournalist


Manuel Cuéllar

Cultural journalist


José Félix

Member of Médicos del Mundo for Humanitarian Action


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Begoña Rivas

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


2012


    Participation data

  • 136

    Participants

  • 1.220

    Photos

  • 31

    Countries

Winner edition 2012

Olmo Calvo

Eviction victims


Spain

A municipal police officer stands guard in front of the Lamín apartment just moments before the eviction while activists from the Mortgage Victims Platform (PAH) show victory signs from the windows of the apartment.

Finalist 2012

David Rengel

Kala azar, black fever


Spain

Finalist 2012

Eva Parey

Announced Expulsion


Spain

Finalist 2012

Javier Arcenillas

Red Note


Spain

Finalist 2012

Maysun

In the middle of hell. Syrian civilians at war


Spain

Jury
edition 2012

Ximena Garrigues

Photographer


Yara Sonseca

Head of exhibitions at La Casa Encendida


Miguel Torres

Member of the Board of Directors of Médicos del Mundo


Juan Luís Sánchez

Eldiario.es´s Deputy director


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Begoña Rivas

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


2011


    Participation data

  • 347

    Participants

  • 2.949

    Photos

  • 34

    Countries

Winner edition 2011

Alessandro Grassani

Environmental migrants: the last illusion. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


Italy

Gambatatar Baatarch, 28 years old, former shepherd, in his yut (gher) with his son. He decided to move to the city after the dzud killed his 300 sheep. He used to live with his wife in the Gobi Altai province. Since the last 3 years he has been living in the Gher District in Ulaan Baator. His wife was tired to live such a miserable life and decided to go away looking for an another husband. She left him alone with their son who is suffering from a mental disease and is not able to move his body. Gaanbatar doesn’t have any job or enough money to pay for his son medical care. Mongolia is an extremely poor country: 20% of the population live on 1,25 dollars a day and 30% suffer from malnutrition.
A young woman and her child at the moment of registration in the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya.

Running-up 2011

Luca Catalano Gonzaga

Waiting for humanitarian aid in Dadaab


Italy

Dozens of immigrants jump fences in the port of Patras to reach the parking area reserved for transport vehicles. Once there, if they are able to elude Coast Guard agents, they try to hide inside the lorries or cling to part of the undercarriage of these vehicles in the hope of surreptitiously boarding a ferry bound for Italy.

Running-up 2011

Gabriel Pecot

Hellas Hell


Argentina

Lorries make between six and ten deliveries of rubbish that has been processed by the local recycling plant a day.

Short-listed 2011

Vincenzo Floramo

The Recyclers


Italy

St. Antony Church of Chalkwal, Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan’s Christian minority has been persecuted under Islamic Sharia law. Christians have limited employment opportunities and are forced to live in segregated neighbourhoods referred to as ‘colonies’.

Short-listed 2011

Marco Gualazzini

Insha’Allah (Pakistan’s Christian minority)


Italy

Yamada-cho, Japan. 2011.

Short-listed 2011

Paolo Pellegrin

Tsunami Aftermathin Japan


Italy

Jury
edition 2011

Álvaro González

Médicos del Mundo president


Susana Vera

Fotógrafa de Reuters


Paul White

Photographer and editor for Associated Pressin Madrid


Jon Barandica

Graphic editor and photojournalist


Yara Sonseca

Head of exhibitions at La Casa Encendida


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Begoña Rivas

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


2010


    Participation data

  • 167

    Participants

  • 1.549

    Photos

  • 27

    Countries

Winner edition 2010

Fernando Moleres

Waiting for justice


Spain

Each morning, a handful of prisoners from the Pademba prison are taken to the Criminal Court. Many of them will need to attend court dozens of times before being sentenced, indeed years can pass before they receive a sentence. In the central prison there are around 1,400 inmates, of which 35 were imprisoned even though they were minors.
Each morning, a handful of prisoners from the Pademba prison are taken to the Criminal Court. Many of them will need to attend court dozens of times before being sentenced, indeed years can pass before they receive a sentence. In the central prison there are around 1,400 inmates, of which 35 were imprisoned even though they were minors.

Running-up 2010

Javier Arcenillas

Contract killing in Sión. The story of violence and death in Latin America


Spain

Haiti Port au Prince. January 2010. The food market on fire.

Running-up 2010

Riccardo Venturi

Haiti Aftermath


Italy

Short-listed 2010

Alfons Rodriguez

Srebrenica, memory of a genocide


Spain

Short-listed 2010

Giulio di Sturco

War at the Edge of Heaven


Italy

Short-listed 2010

Bénédicte Desrus

Homosexual Persecution in Uganda


France

Children break apart CRT monitors to salvage metal from inside, at Agbogbloshie dump. Many children work at the dump salvaging metals which they sell to middlemen. They do not wear any protective clothing and so expose themselves to lethal doses of hazardous chemicals like mercury and lead.

Short-listed 2010

Andrew McConnell

Rubbish Dump 2.0


Northern Ireland

Giraffe killed by the drought in the WAJIR area, in the north eastern province of Kenya .October 2009.

Short-listed 2010

Stefano de Luigi

Drought in kenya


Italy

€25 daily wage is paid to a picker for 9 to 10 hours of work.

Short-listed 2010

Jan Lieske

We are suffering here


Germany

Jury
edition 2010

Yolanda Rodríguez

Member of Médicos del Mundo responsible for Gender


Javier Arcos

Documentary maker and aid worker at Médicos del Mundo


Julien Charlon

Photography teacher at La Casa Encendida de la Obra Social of Caja Madrid


Jon Barandica

Graphic editor and photojournalist


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Begoña Rivas

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


2009


    Participation data

  • 195

    Participants

  • 545

    Photos

  • 30

    Countries

Winner edition 2009

Editor

Revoked


A tree in the middle of the flood area in India's northeastern state of Bihar, September 11, 2008.

Running-up 2009

Giulio di Sturco

Bihar Afthermath


Italy

After the Nazi genocide the Roma people, who have been discriminated against over the centuries, were subjected to the harsh regime of Enver Hoxha (1946). In this period their traditions, customs and practices were nearly destroyed. In fact, during and after World War II, the Roma suffered from one of the largest mass murders in history. But, unlike the Jews, for example, they had no compensation.

Special mention of the jury 2009

Pierluigi Georgi

Apnea


Italia

Night patrols in the Aegean Sea.

Short-listed 2009

Giorgos Moutafis

Aegean Sea


Greece

Thousands of undocumented Rohingya refugees living in the makeshift Kutupalong camp are being forced to leave as a result of intimidation and abuse by the authorities, armed forces, and police.

Short-listed 2009

Javier Arcenillas

Kutupalong


Spain

As we solemnly commemorate the anniversary of the Prestige catastrophe, 200 similar vessels are sold like scrap to the owners of Third-World beaches, where profit and the survival of thousands of families speak louder than halfhearted environmental legislation. It’s no surprise that it’s the underdeveloped countries of the world that are the least adapted to the new eco-trends of the West. It’s hardly worth repeating that respect for the environment is a luxury when many of the world’s governments still have the eradication of hunger to deal with.

Finalist 2009

Cristina de Middel

Extreme recycling


Spain

Kerala has the highest percentage of alcoholics and the mentally ill in India, and the highest number of suicides in the world. More than 28 people commit suicide every day, and more than 100 attempts to take their life. Alcohol has become the answer to the high rate of stress caused by consumerism that drives people to go beyond their actual resources. The high number of mental disorders, particularly untreated depression, is another consequence of this stress. Alcoholism and mental disorders are linked to the high number of suicides. The inhabitants of this country have always been structured into castes, and they are not culturally customed to handle and tolerate frustration. The sense of failure or the stress that builds up in chasing success cannot be managed, and the weak are driven to despair.

Finalist 2009

Paolo Marchetti

Spots of Kerala


Italy

They were forced into this situation by divorced and deceased parents, but they still hope and strive for a better future. For me, this image encapsulates the extremely difficult conditions these boys live in whilst life continues around them, oblivious and indifferent to their plight.

Finalist 2009

Richard Wainwright

Mongolia: surviving the winter


United Kingdom

Eight months later, on August 28th, fighting broke out once more in North Kivu, an eastern province which has seen some of the worst violence of recent years. The renewed conflict is between government forces and rebels led by renegade Tutsi General Laurent Nkunda, who claims to be defending the interests of the Tutsi minority. To complicate matters, another militia group, the FDLR, is also involved. It is made up of Rwandan Hutus who fled to Congo after taking part in the genocide of 1994.

Finalist 2009

Espen Rasmussen

Africa’s world war


Norway

Social stigma, absence of rehabilitation services, resignation of families and the near-impossibility of ever finding a job force children like Shuli to lead isolated lives at the margins of society, as a burden for their parents and as lifelong victims of social rejection. Since they are completely ignored by the authorities, Shuli and others like her are known as “the forgotten childhood”. Arjan Gurung is a 9-year-old boy with serious mental and physical disabilities. He lives in a 15 m2 room with his mother, father and brother. His father too suffers from a mobility problem in his upper limbs, which prevents him from working. Their home is three hours’ walk from the center of Pokhara, along steep and precipitous paths. Arjan and his family are visited by his educator once a month. In the photograph, Arjan is learning to blow.

Finalist 2009

BetSabe Ribas

Forgotten childhood


Spain

Young workers carrying bricks on their backs.

Finalist 2009

Luca Catalano Gonzaga

Wordless children


Italy

Children play in a village on the outskirts of Posadas, in the northwestern province of Misiones, Argentina, near the border with Paraguay. This rural area has a very high percentage of people affected by Chagas disease. Immediate symptoms are mild and often go unnoticed. Years later, 30% of infected persons develop chronic symptoms, suffering damage to the cardiovascular, nervous and digestive systems, lowering average life expectancy by approximately 9 years. There is no adequate treatment available. Children under 14 can be cured, but re-infection is always a threat.

Finalist 2009

Giancarlo Ceraudo

Chagas, the silent disease


Italy

Many patients came from families who fought against the harsh dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, when thinking differently from the party resulted in being sentenced to internment in a psychiatric facility. Nowadays, the city of Elbasan, with support from international NGOs and UN agencies, has launched several initiatives to facilitate the transition from psychiatric hospital to safe houses through specific activities aimed at increasing patient independence, enabling a gradual and controlled reintegration into society.

Finalist 2009

Giovanni Marrozzini

Lady Vjollca


Italy

2008


    Participation data

  • 281

    Participants

  • 806

    Photos

  • 42

    Countries

Winner edition 2008

Andrew McConnell

Crisis in Congo Series


Northern Ireland

Internally displaced persons stand in the rain in the Chefferie IDP site, home to some 4,000 people, in the town of Kitchanga, North Kivu, DR Congo. The camp started to form in Oct/Nov 2007 and as of Feb 2008 still had not received humanitarian assistance due to the instability of the area.
Internally displaced persons stand in the rain in the Chefferie IDP site, home to some 4,000 people, in the town of Kitchanga, North Kivu, DR Congo. The camp started to form in Oct/Nov 2007 and as of Feb 2008 still had not received humanitarian assistance due to the instability of the area.
Kong Siu-kau eats in front of his small cage at the Hong Kong's Tai Kok Tsui district, July 16, 2008. In older districts such as Tai Kok Tsui, hundreds of elderly men still reside in caged cubicles in cramped, old tenement flats which house up to 12 individuals in often squalid conditions.

Running-up 2008

Víctor Fraile

China: Cage-Men Series


Spain

A boy stands in the middle of the road leading to the south of the republic, as intensely heavy rain falls during the passage of Hurricane Dean, just off the Dominican Republic. This photo was taken as I returned to the capital, once the hurricane had moved on to Haitian territory. Visibility was minimal, because of the intense rain fall. After going several kilometers, I saw two naked boys standing in the middle of the road. I motioned to the driver to stop the van, and he pulled up a few meters further on.

Special Award for Climate Change and its effects on Human Health 2008

Orlando Barría Maichil

Confronting the hurricane


Chile

This photo was taken in March 2008. Montera is a street that unashamedly reflects all this social tension at a time of economic crisis. Apart from being an important commercial area, it is full of immigrants trying to eke out a living on the street.

Special Award for the Integration of Immigrants: Towards a Multicultural Europe 2008

Aitor Lara

Montera Street, Madrid, 2008


Spain

Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince, July 2007. In the worst slum of the capital city, Cité Soleil, the people share their mosquito-infested dwells with pigs. Even though living in a dirty environment, it is very important for the proud folk to stay clean themselves.

Finalist 2008

Alice Smeets

Growing-up in Haiti


Belgium

Between the rubbles, Ms. Chang can see the dead body of her son. Her deep grieve makes her body shake and though she is come to say goodbye it seems like what happened is still very unreal for her. The city of Beichuan, Sichuan Province, China.

Finalist 2008

Mads Nissen

Sichuan Earthquake Series


Denmark

In 2004, after 15 years of civil war, a group of former child soldiers came to live among these ruined villas, built during the '70s for the richest families in Monrovia. They were involuntary participants in this bloody conflict, used by both rebel and government forces; the war survivors who were trying to carve themselves a future in a country still poor and without hope. Nowadays, they’re the African version of Jorge Amado’s “Capitaes de areia” (Captains of the sands), a group of children who have grown up too quickly, and have chosen to unite together in order to survive, and forget their murders.

Finalist 2008

Stefano de Luigi

Tortoise community. The reconstruction of innocence


Italy

Tras una dura jornada fabricando ladrillos, los niños no tienen tiempo para jugar. Se van a dormir: al día siguiente les espera otro día de trabajo. Esta fotografía fue tomada en Fonte Boa, Tete, en agosto de 2006, en el marco de un proyecto sobre el trabajo manual en Mozambique.

Finalist 2008

José Carlos Coelho

Child Handwork


Portugal

Poverty in this country is mainly rural. Progress in the struggle against poverty among ethnic minorities has been limited. These minorities represent just 13% of the total population but account for 39% of the population classed as poor.

Finalist 2008

Luis Sánchez Davilla

Vietnam


España

A somali refugee washes on the side of the road. Aden, periphery of the extremely poor neighborhood of Basateen.

Finalist 2008

Francesco Cocco

The Last Beach


Italia

The reason sufferers give up treatment is again related to poverty: as soon as they begin to feel better (within one or two months), they want to return to productive work or spare themselves the expense of having to continue taking medication.

Finalist 2008

Juan Sierra

Tuberculosis, a Disease of the Poor Series


Spain

An estimated 60 thousand minors work close by to brick furnaces in Nepal. It is short-term employment, carried out in dangerous conditions, for 12 hours per day. The daily pay varies depending on the number of bricks handled and it is about 1$ for every thousand bricks carried.

Finalist 2008

Luca Catalano Gonzaga

Wordless


Italy

However, the news of illegal landings, and the painfully high death toll and number of deportations has changed it into topic unmentioned in the press, a tragic summer torment.

Finalist 2008

Ivo Saglietti

América, América…


Italy

Monday Lawiland, 7 years old, screams after Kenyan police kicked in the front door of her house, in the suburb of Kibera, Nairobi, 17 January 2008.

Finalist 2008

Walter Astrada

Children affected by post election violence in Kenya


Spain

Nai fell into a cooking fire at the age of 3 months. Her burns rendered her hands almost useless. In conjunction with the Thorntree Project and Charity: Water, this image was circulated via the internet to a group of concerned donors. Within a matter of days enough funds were donated to provide her with surgery. Less than three weeks after the picture was taken she was operated on in a procedure that will lead to her regaining a few fingers and enough use of her hands to lead a relatively normal life.

Finalist 2008

Lyle Owerko

Nai


United States of America

The photo shows a group of children posing on a truck destroyed in a bombing attack by the Israeli Defence Force inside the Kiham prison, south Lebanon. A Hezbollah militiaman took their photo after showing them the totally destroyed facility and telling them how Israeli soldiers used to torture Islamic prisoners there.

Finalist 2008

Olmo Calvo

Childhood in Lebanon


Spain

Jury
edition 2008

Víctor Valbuena

Responsible of Internet and Publications unit in Médicos del Mundo


Isabel Muñoz

Photographer


Giovanni Marrozzini

Award winner photographer of the 11th Luis Valtueña Award


Pablo Gómez

Director of JupiterImages


Pilar García de Rotellar

General secretary of Médicos del Mundo


Javier Bauluz

Photographer


Javier Arcos

Documentary maker and aid worker at Médicos del Mundo


Yara Sonseca

Head of exhibitions at La Casa Encendida


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Begoña Rivas

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


2007


    Participation data

  • 205

    Participants

  • 542

    Photos

  • 36

    Countries

Winner edition 2007

Giovanni Marrozzini

The Caress


Italy

In the Wolayta School for the Blind, Soddo, Ethiopia.
In the Wolayta School for the Blind, Soddo, Ethiopia.
Hashina Akhter (21) was attacked in 2004 when she refused a proposal of marriage from a man. She lost an eye and now works in the Acid Survivors Foundation.

Running-up 2007

Abir Abdullah

Acid Survivors in Bangladesh


Bangladesh

A man is shaving under the gaze of a friend's daughter. He is one of eight companions that share a room in Bamako's Commune III, Mali, while saving money to attempt the journey to Europe.

Running-up 2007

Susana Vera Pascual

Preparing to leave. Series Mali, Cradle of immigrants


Spain

Tuberculosis and Infectious Disease Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 2007.

Running-up 2007

Riccardo Venturi

Tuberculosis worldwid


Italy

Daspu, Das Putas (The Prostitutes), is the name of a new fashion brand created in Brazil by the prostitutes of the Tiradentes Square in downtown Rio. The name of the brand is a send-up of the 'Daspu' stores in the very chic fashion house in Brazil. However, unlike Brazil's elite fashion house, Daspu is the creation and conception of Davida, an association made up of prostitutes who fight for the recognition of their rights.

Running-up 2007

Roberta Valerio

Daspu


Italy

The undocumented migrants wait to be transported by bus from Los Cristianos Harbour, Tenerife, Canary Islands, to the police station for processing on Thursday, September 13, 2007. Those not repatriated within 72 hours will be transferred to an internment station in the northern part of the island.

Running-up 2007

Dave Tacon

Boat People Blues


Australia

One of many cayucos (Mauritanian fishing boats) found by the Spanish Coast Guard at sea, after 18 days adrift. This happened on the 3rd of September, 2007. There were two cayucos with 200 people aboard.

Running-up 2007

Arturo Rodríguez Pérez

Heroes


Spain

A woman beaten by her ex-husband and now paralysed in the Ardamata Internally Displaced Person camp in Darfur, Sudan. This image was taken during my last trip to Sudan and Chad in August of 2007.

Running-up 2007

Paolo Pellegrin

Sudan today


Italy

Margarita Huenchual, a Chilean Mapuche tribe member, gets ready to be photographed in front of a billboard in downtown Madrid, Spain. Margarita participated in the IV Indigenous Peoples Audiovisual Exhibit, in Madrid, with the documentary Wixage Anai (Rise up) which addressed urban Mapuche issues.

Running-up 2007

Gary Manrique Robles

Latin women


Spain

Glana, a four-year-old girl, watches the last rays of sunlight in the Smara refugee camp. In the background, is her family's tent.

Running-up 2007

Nacho Hernández

Children of the clouds


United States

The stonecutting children live in Carabayllo, a poor district in the Lima region (Peru). Like any other children, they play football and have fun in their yards, but not for long. Needing to bring money home, they cut stones with picks and sell them to construction companies.

Running-up 2007

Luis Sergio Flores Machuca

Millar Ramírez stonecutting to survive


Chile

The conflict and violence that has consumed the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for nearly a decade has killed more people every six months than were killed by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Estimates place total deaths at 4 million, although some experts say the figure is far higher.

Running-up 2007

Eddie Gerald

Heart of darkness


Israel

Uyanga, 12, keeps warm by the stove in her families ger (tent) provided by Save The Children in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on Monday, March 5, 2007. Uyanga lives with her alcohol unemployed mother and seven siblings who go out to work for food. Child poverty is a major issue in Mongolia, often forcing neglected vulnerable children to fend for themselves on the streets.

Running-up 2007

Adam Dean

Mongolian child poverty


United Kingdom

Special Award for Immigration and Human Rights in Europe 2007

Katy Gómez López

Misery in poverty


Spain

Running-up 2007

Daniel Aguilar

Tied Up Series


Mexico

Running-up 2007

Javier Arcenillas

City of Hope


Spain

Caracas, Venezuela, 2006. Neighborhood of Petare, the largest and poorest of Caracas. Some families camped along one of the streets of the district waiting for the state aid after the floods that hit and destroyed their houses.

Short-listed 2007

Fabio Cuttica

Barrio Petare-Caracas


Italy

Finally, the photograph represents the hunger and deprivation in Sudan and the daily struggle to survive. The sadness and stark reality of the photo contrasts with the strong light in the background, which seems to cry out: “Help children of Sudan. Don't give up on them. There is still hope!”

Running-up 2007

Naim Chidiac

Alone and deprived: will I survive?


United Arab Emirates

Monumento al genocidio de Srebrenica-Potocari (Bosnia,1995).

Seleccionado 2007

Alessandro Ciccarelli

Memorial


Italia

Jury
edition 2007

Carmen Vizcaíno

Production chief of the Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía (Andalusian Photography Centre)


Yannis Kontos

Photographer


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto

Photographer


Carlos Artundo

President of Médicos del Mundo Andalucía


Clemente Bernad

Photographer


Ignacio Cabrero

Head of the Cultural Department of La Casa Encendida


Carlos Bascones

Production chief of the Cover Agency


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Begoña Rivas

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


2006


    Participation data

  • 338

    Participants

  • 972

    Photos

  • 46

    Countries

Winner edition 2006

Yannis Kontos

Life as an Amputee


Greece

Abu is in a field outside the amputee camp, where he lives, on November 9th, 2005. He believes Sierra Leone amputees deserve to be treated fairly, and they should have full lives. He remembers very well the rebel who mutilated his arms, and he waits for the day to meet him face to face. To his mind, an understanding between former rebels and their victims seems to be a remote possibility. He will never forget, and he is not prepared to forgive.
Abu is in a field outside the amputee camp, where he lives, on November 9th, 2005. He believes Sierra Leone amputees deserve to be treated fairly, and they should have full lives. He remembers very well the rebel who mutilated his arms, and he waits for the day to meet him face to face. To his mind, an understanding between former rebels and their victims seems to be a remote possibility. He will never forget, and he is not prepared to forgive.
This image was taken on election day in Kabul, October 9, 2004 - the first time women were given the right to vote in a democratic election in Afghanistan. Despite inflated numbers and a fraudulent electoral process, women in Kabul - at least some of them - voted of their own free will. In rural regions, it was more likely the case that women (most of whom are illiterate) voted for whomever their husbands, fathers and brothers told them to vote for.This image was taken just after four women voted at a high school in Kabul.

Special Award for Women and Girls, protagonists of social change 2006

Lana Šlezić

Afghan women


Canada/Croatia

A Red Cross volunteer hands out cookies to a group of undocumented refugees who arrived in a dugout canoe at the port of Los Cristianos, Tenerife. 20th August 2006.

Running-up 2006

Fernando García Arévalo

Castaways


Spain

A child with cholera and his mother is in an MSF-run cholera treatment center in Malenje, Angola. May 2006.

Running-up 2006

Paolo Pellegrin

Cholera Epidemic in Angola


Italy

Bint Jabail, July 2006. Lebanon's crisis. The war between Israel and Hezbollah. A woman refugee.

Finalist 2006

Davide Monteleone

Lebanon – Israel Conflict


Italy

Northern Ehiopia, 2006.

Finalist 2006

Miki Alcalde

38.663.854: The anatomy of a global nightmare


Spain

Human African Trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, is caused by a parasite (trypanosome) transmitted to humans by the tsetse fly, and without treatment, it is fatal. When it reaches the nervous system, patients present with neurological symptoms, sleep disruption and behavioural changes ranging from confusion to psychosis. In this image, a patient anxiously awaits the results of her tests during a sweep to detect active cases in a trypanosomiasis project in Tambura,Western Equatoria.

Finalist 2006

Miguel Cuenca Candel

Southern Sudan: the fight against sleeping sickness


Spain

Neboisha and Slavica Eremic at their house in Jurga, in central Croatia. Slavica, an ethnic Croat, married Serbian Nebojsha two years ago. Nebojsha had fled to Serbia in 1995 only to return two years later to find his family home inhabited by a Bosnian refugee. He now lives in what used to be his grandmother's cottage with Slavica with his baby son Nikola.

Finalist 2006

Ivor Prickett

The serbs of Croatia


Wales/UK,

A fire on the night of June 21, 2006, destroyed 80% of the homes. Fortunately there were no victims. Civil Protection put out the fire, and hand out some shirts and boxes of food. Most of the immigrants lost what little they had, and got no answer on how to resolve their precarious situation. This portrait is of one of the neighbourhood residents, 25 year-old Sara, inconsolable, in one of the few shacks still standing.

Finalist 2006

Borja Alegría

Sheltered in the ash


Spain

By the year 2050, the global population is expected to reach the nine billion mark, a massive increase from today's six-and-a-half billion. Overpopulation means too many people living in too small a space, and with too few resources.This is life in the Philippines capital, Manila - one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world.There are few other places on earth where so many people live so closely together. On average there are 41,282 people per square kilometre, but in some slum regions there are as many as 88,000 people living per square kilometre.

Finalist 2006

Mads Nissen

Overpopulation in Manilla, The Philippines


Denmark

It is often practiced with rudimentary tools, without any kind of anesthetic and the most basic hygienic conditions. The deriving infections often lead many girls to death.

Finalist 2006

Giovanni Marrozzini

The bride’s price


Italy

This picture was taken in May 2006, during a stay in the refugee camps of Ghihembe and Kiziba on a job for the Fundacion La Caixa, which collaborates on education projects.

Finalist 2006

Sergi Cámara

Congolese refugees in Rwanda


Spain

Several families were trapped in their homes for several days while Israeli bombardment flattened many of the surrounding homes. At the time, these brothers feared leaving their father behind in the village, as there were only enough vehicles to evacuate women and children.

Finalist 2006

Farah Nosh

Aitaroun, Lebanon – 1st of August, 2006


Most of them have lost an arm or a leg to polio; others were the victims of car accidents (one of the leading causes of death in Ghana). For many of the players, finding money for transportation every week is a constant challenge, but hope keeps them coming - the hope to one day become Ghana's first-ever disabled football team. Richard Ofei (left) and Richard Opentil (right) fight for the ball during a football practice in Accra, Ghana. Despite missing a leg, both men are among the fastest players on the team and easily keep up with their team-mates.

Finalist 2006

Olivier Asselin

The team of hope


Canada

Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, women in Iran are obliged to wear Islamic clothes in public. Since then, there have been few changes in women's hijab. Nowadays, it is a big issue for young girls to cover themselves with Islamic hijab. Chador has traditionally been black, but these days young girls in Iran are trying to use more colorful clothing in public, and so they are leading a new movement of freedom.

Finalist 2006

Pooyan Tabatabaei

Hijab; Islamic female clothe


Canada

VCAO offers cooking, sewing and hairdressing classes to these girls so that when they are thrown onto the street (most of the time because the man of the house has raped them and the woman of the house thrown them onto the street), they can find work. Many families do not allow the girls to attend these classes, and others aren't even allowed to leave the house, they are kept under lock.

Finalist 2006

Seila Montes González

Feet of an exploited girl


Spain

The delay in demolition allowed other families to occupy, sometimes even buy, the shacks that were being left vacant. The situation worsened over the years. Today, in the suburban shanty towns of Lisbon, live the so-called second generation immigrants, who are being evicted. They will never benefit from the PER. Like this man, who, by sitting on the roof of his house, hopes to prevent it from being demolished. Could it be that the Portuguese shanty towns are a test case of what is to come for European immigration?

Finalist 2006

Enric Vives-Rubio

Bairros de barracas (shantytowns): from exclusion to extreme poverty


Spain

Jury
edition 2006

Carmen Gayo

Director of Communications of Médicos del Mundo


Javier Arcenillas

Photographer


Ignacio Cabrero

Head of the Cultural Department of La Casa Encendida


Yann-Arthur Bertrand

Freelance Photographer


Marisa Flórez

Photographer


Gervasio Sánchez

Photojournalist and collaborator with the Heraldo de Aragón


Begoña Rivas

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


2005


    Participation data

  • Más de 160

    Participants

  • 400

    Photos

  • 26

    Countries

Winner edition 2005

Javier Arcenillas

Kingdom Charity


Spain

Others, more development workers than volunteers, come from the nursing or medical nursing or medical backgrounds and work and primary care for the more fortunate patients. The more experienced ones spend their time in the arduous task of encouraging of encouraging the last breaths of life of people who people who have less and less hope.
Others, more development workers than volunteers, come from the nursing or medical nursing or medical backgrounds and work and primary care for the more fortunate patients. The more experienced ones spend their time in the arduous task of encouraging of encouraging the last breaths of life of people who people who have less and less hope.

Winner edition 2005

Javier Teniente

Tsunami


Spain

The Aceh region, with a population of of 4.5 million people, was the hardest hit. Three weeks after the catastrophe, it was estimated that more than Three weeks after the disaster, it was estimated that more than 180,000 people were 180,000 people were estimated to have died and some 12,000 were missing. More than 100,000 houses were houses were totally destroyed and the number of number of displaced persons exceeded 700,000.
The Aceh region, with a population of of 4.5 million people, was the hardest hit. Three weeks after the catastrophe, it was estimated that more than Three weeks after the disaster, it was estimated that more than 180,000 people were 180,000 people were estimated to have died and some 12,000 were missing. More than 100,000 houses were houses were totally destroyed and the number of number of displaced persons exceeded 700,000.
Levia Rodriguez rests in bed with her newborn daughter, Francesca. The house, a single room with a wooden partition dividing the kitchen from the bedroom, was a ravine used until recently to house sugar cane workers. cane workers.

Women and Immigration Special Award 2005

Walter Astrada

Haitians and haitian-dominicans in the Dominican Republic


Spain

Fearing for their lives and unable to trust the government's ability to protect their families, thousands of Togolese citizens crossed the border into Ghana in the months following the elections. By the end of August 2005, UNHCR counted more than 12,000 refugees who had crossed into neighboring Ghana since April, although estimates of the number of Togolese who left their country after the elections are in the region of 12,000, the elections is estimated at around 16,000.

Another World is Possible Special Award 2005

Olivier Asselin

Lessons for our children


Canada

The photo represents the exploitation of children and the lack of food for both families and animals, with all that is and animals, with all that this entails.

Avantis Solidarity Award 2005

Sergio Álvarez

Back home with the livestock


Spain

This photo was taken in March 2005, in an Embera community, one of Colombia's many indigenous ethnic groups. Some of these communities live in the department of El Chocó, deep in the jungle, in the midst of armed conflict between guerrillas, paramilitaries and state forces. Rivers are their only means of communication.

Running-up 2005

Michel Redondo

Embera, a forgotten people


France

Tania is the sixth victim of a stray bullet in 2005, in a list that already numbered 32 names in October 2005, according to unofficial figures. Gun ownership in the Dominican Republic is as entrenched in the population as it is in the United States. Police estimate that at least 75% of homicides in the country are committed with handguns, automatic rifles and even homemade shotguns.

Finalist 2005

Miguel Gómez

Stray bullets


Dominican Republic

Tsunami II

Finalist 2005

Javier Teniente

Tsunami I and II


Spain

Even in the misery in which these people live, there are moments of peace and quiet: playing Parcheesi, entertaining oneself with personal hygiene or the spirituality of a police mass in the city. spirituality of a polyconfessional mass with an extraordinary sermon often fills the free time. But the main activity of the day is the construction of long ladders made of tree branches assembled with rubber strips from car tyres. When night falls, it's time to try their hand at jumping over the barrier, as they call it. Coordinated groups of ten individuals approach in the darkness, waiting for the right moment. Some say a prayer for protection beforehand. The attempt barely lasts a couple of minutes, enough time for the Guardia Civil patrolling on the other side to thwart the jump. They will try again that same night along the 11 kilometres of the border perimeter. If they don't make it, they return to the camp and dream of making it the next day. the next day. Eventually, some of them manage to get through (2%) and reach the migrants' refuge in Melilla. There they will certify their victory over the ordeal of Mount Gurugú. Now all they have to do is survive in Europe, but they will worry about that later.

Finalist 2005

Francis Tsang

Every night they try to jump the border fence with ladders that to jump the border fence with ladders they make from tree branches made from tree branches


Spain

This photograph was taken in Barranquilla, Peru, following the arrest of a group of highway robbers.

First finalist 2005

Mª Eugenia García Lorente

Untitled


Spain

This photo was taken at ASPACE Barcelona, a pilot center dedicated to cerebral palsy, during a Boccia training session in February 2005.

Running-up 2005

Xavier Gil Dalmau

What do PCs think about?


Spain

This photograph was taken in Mondesa, Swakopmund, Namibia, at Tabita's home. I took it while working on a Doctors of the World project on women living with the AIDS virus.

Running-up 2005

Lorena Ros

Living positively.Tabita


Spain

This photo was taken in a school in the Yshyr community of Port Yshyr community of Puerto Esperanza. On that elders were called together to record their traditional songs, with the purpose of the elders to record their traditional songs, to make a record of which they will be the sole beneficiaries. beneficiaries. Each elder who sang received 50,000 guaraníes and a ball of three (a locally consumed herb similar to Argentinian mate). (a locally consumed herb similar to Argentinian mate). Two of those elders are pictured here after singing.

Running-up 2005

Antonio Moreno Nofuentes

Yshyr elders


Spain

Raquel, Jessica and Kamila (from left to right) write about their past. The photograph shows the expression of these girls as they face their memories, all that they have had to endure. These were moments of dense, sad silence, but they also served to empty their pain onto these sheets of paper entitled "Past". Kamila's blank stare as she looked back over her life is evidence of her pain. Kamila was a five-year-old boy when he was raped and only a teenager when he started prostituting himself by adopting a new female identity. He has had to fight against the prejudices of a society that does not accept gays, let alone transvestites. Poverty also led her to crime and violence. Under her clothes are hidden three bullet wounds, which almost ended her life. Today, he prostitutes herself in the same place where Jessica does.

Finalist 2005

Borja Alegría

Raquel’s past


Spain

Running-up 2005

Evelyn Hockstein

Otash refugee camp


Kenya

Fatima is from Nigeria, 27 years old and five and a half months pregnant. She has lost all contact with her husband, Michael, since he was taken to the desert. Fatima has a one year and eight month old baby boy. A friend took care of her son when she was arrested.

Finalist 2005

Rachel Corner

Untitled series


The Netherlands

Running-up 2005

Javier Arcenillas

Kingdom Charity


Spain

Border fence between Beni-Anzar (Morocco) and Melilla. (Morocco) and Melilla. 18 January 2004. A Cameroonian immigrant lies unconscious in the middle of the border fences, apparently hit by a stone thrown by a law enforcement officer to stop him from entering Melilla. Hundreds of migrants were injured and 15 were killed lives during last year's attempts to cross the last year cross fence that separates separating Africa from Europe. The Spanish and Moroccan authorities opened several investigations to analyze the appropriateness of the force used by their security forces. security forces. On the slopes of Mount Gurugú, in the vicinity of Melilla, migrants are crowded together, not daring to go to a hospital for fear of being migrants are crowded together, not daring to go to a hospital for fear of being arrested.

Running-up 2005

Sergi Cámara

Untitled


Spain

2003


Winner edition 2003

Javier Teniente

Post-war?” series


Spain

An 18-year-old boy is operated on after stepping on a landmine. Two days later his left leg was amputated. Al Karj Hospital, Iraq, May 2003.
An 18-year-old boy is operated on after stepping on a landmine. Two days later his left leg was amputated. Al Karj Hospital, Iraq, May 2003.

2002


Winner edition 2002

Enrique Pimoulier

Lost innocence


Spain

The injustice is so intense that many of them are afraid of getting out. They dread the rejection of those who were once their friends, neighbors, and family. It’s as if another, even crueler prison was waiting behind those four rickety walls that now isolate them from the outside world.
The injustice is so intense that many of them are afraid of getting out. They dread the rejection of those who were once their friends, neighbors, and family. It’s as if another, even crueler prison was waiting behind those four rickety walls that now isolate them from the outside world.

2001


    Participation data

  • Alrededor de 500

    Participants

  • Más de 1000

    Photos

Winner edition 2001

Luis Guillermo Quintanal

Defending happiness


Cuba

For a year, the photographer went into the wall of pain until he gained the necessary trust from these children and adolescents, the frequent elbow-to-elbow that comes with breaking the famous fourth wall. "And here I am," says Arriete, smiling and upside down, "I am defending joy.
For a year, the photographer went into the wall of pain until he gained the necessary trust from these children and adolescents, the frequent elbow-to-elbow that comes with breaking the famous fourth wall. "And here I am," says Arriete, smiling and upside down, "I am defending joy.

2000


    Participation data

  • 127

    Participants

  • 310

    Photos

  • 16

    Countries

Winner edition 2000

Ángel López Soto

Jaipur’s foot


Spain

The child that appears in two of the pictures is Lokesh and he traveled with his mother from Uttar Pradesh to Jaipur just to adjust the prosthesis. Lokesh lost his leg when he was hit by a truck.
The child that appears in two of the pictures is Lokesh and he traveled with his mother from Uttar Pradesh to Jaipur just to adjust the prosthesis. Lokesh lost his leg when he was hit by a truck.

1999


    Participation data

  • 113

    Participants

  • 288

    Photos

Winner edition 1999

Jorge Simão

Centro de acolhimento in Malange, Angola


Portugal

Children receive food from the World Food Programme (WFP) at the Malange reception center. The albino girl has been set apart as an outsider among her people.
Children receive food from the World Food Programme (WFP) at the Malange reception center. The albino girl has been set apart as an outsider among her people.
A family of refugees fleeing for several days from Serbian repression arrives on Albanian territory in the rickety trailer of a tractor, their only belongings, and bursts into tears as they cross the Morina border crossing, which separates Albania from their homeland, Kosovo. I, April-May 1999.

Finalist 1999

Xulio Villarino

The Kosovar Exodus


Spain

The photograph illustrates one of those moments, where a social worker wearing a T-shirt with the organization's slogan, attends to a street child who was under the effects of glue. It was taken in mid-January 1999, in one of the streets of the Honduran capital. III, January 1999.

Running-up 1999

Yann Bautista Wiberg

Children in post-Mitch


Sweden

January 22, 1998, Howrah Railway Station, Calcutta.

Running-up 1999

Hernán Zin

Calcutta


Argentina

1998


Winner edition 1998

Enrique Pimoulier

Journey into the light


Spain

Journey into the light 1
Journey into the light 1
The course was also preparing them to be able to assist as midwives in the birth of extreme necessity since it is not always feasible to transfer a patient to a hospital in time.

Running-up 1998

José Adolfo Aparicio Herrero

María


Spain

Here is a little piece of Brazil, a country of exuberant nature, beautiful and joyful people, but also of very rich people and very poor people. A land of contrasts.

Running-up 1998

Abigail Appes

A little boy from Brazil


Brazil

The picture was taken in December 1997 at the Polizu Hospital in Bucharest. One of the nurses is seen attending to one of the premature infants.

Running-up 1998

Cristian Baitg Schreiweis

Unit for premature infants at Polizu Hospital in Bucharest, Romania


Spain

In the picture, a boy plays soccer in front of the ban on carrying weapons displayed on an international cooperation armored vehicle. June 1998.

Running-up 1998

Matías Costa

The present weapon


Spain

The images were taken in the summer of 1998 in Almería.

Running-up 1998

Juan Jesús Gomes Amate

Volunteering as a team


Spain

Work within a wider work about the daily life in an apartment where people with different ages and problems live together under guardianship of the Community of Madrid. September 1998, Madrid.

Running-up 1998

David González de la Aleja

Peaceful sleep


Spain

Waiting room-Emergency.

Running-up 1998

Javier Iglesias Ramos

Waiting room-Emergency / Medical visit


Spain

Photograph taken in Kathmandu helping children with rupees from a bus.

Running-up 1998

Mariano López Gallego

For a few rupees


Spain

Samden's (22 years old) feet will probably lose all his toes due to frostbite. On his escape, he crossed Nangp La (a pass at 5,000m above sea level) equipped only with slippers. 2

Running-up 1998

Ángel López Soto

Refugee reception centre in Kathmandu, Nepal


Spain

Taken in October 1988 in the community of Turucucho, Cayambe, Ecuador, where Ayuda en Acción development projects are being carried out.

Running-up 1998

Eduardo Mozos García

Joy in the face of pain


Spain

12 a.m. Child in the foreground practicing capoeira, a martial art - a dance typical of Brazil and originating in Africa. In the background, a group of children on a bus stop. . They all live in the street, under the Santa Efigenia bridge, in the center of São Paulo (Brazil). Addicted to queue.

Running-up 1998

David Sánchez Giménez

Street children. Capoeira and children at the bus stop


Spain

The photo was taken in March 1997 at the hospital for tuberculosis patients in El Sabah in Mauritania.

Running-up 1998

Javier Teniente

El Sabah Hospital


Spain

Children with AIDS in Chernavoda Hospice. 1

Running-up 1998

Yann Bautista Wiberg

Children with AIDS in Chernavoda Hospice 1 and 2 / Mother and child (Abadon Prevention Program) Constanza. Romania 98


Sweden

1997


Winner edition 1997

Luis Sánchez Davilla

South Sudan


España

South Sudan
South Sudan
In Mandera, a Kenyan town bordering Somalia

Running-up 1997

Txema Salvans

In Mandera, a Kenyan town bordering Somalia


Spain

Emergency from C.H.U. Tívoli, Belgium, I.

Running-up 1997

Angeliki Panagiotou

Emergency from C.H.U. Tívoli, Belgium


Greece

Mines NO! Solidarity.

Running-up 1997

Federico García Cabezón

Mines NO! Solidarity


Spain

Sarajevo 88-94

Running-up 1997

Diego Alquerache

Sarajevo 88-94


Argentina

Untitled, II

Running-up 1997

Fernando Lázaro Quintela

Untitled, II


Spain

Up and down.

Running-up 1997

Ángel Hernando

Up and down / Burnt skin


Spain

Zaire's exodus to Rwanda, II.

Running-up 1997

Fernando Moleres

Zaire’s exodus to Rwanda


Spain

Genocide without borders.

Running-up 1997

José Luis Toledano Llorente

Genocide without borders / Provisions under guard


Spain

Dreams in gade.

Running-up 1997

Ivlado Cavallante Alves

Dreams in gade


Cuba, december, 96.

Running-up 1997

Tania Hordum

In her eyes rolling a black tear


Untitled.

Running-up 1997

Javier Echezarreta

Untitled


Spain

Lives mined.

Running-up 1997

Gervasio Sánchez

Lives mined


Spain

I come from work.

Running-up 1997

Arturo López Illana

I come from work / Let’s go to school


Spain

Sahrawi refugees. Samara.

Running-up 1997

Vicente Peiró Asensio

Sahrawi refugees. Samara


Spain

School.

Running-up 1997

Alberto Porres Viñes

School


Spain

Internships.

Running-up 1997

Manuel Charlón Margüelles

Internships


Spain

José Manuel attends to the birth of a woman (Hutu) assisted by a nurse (Tutsi).

Running-up 1997

Sofía Moro Valentín-Gamazo

José Manuel attends to the birth of a woman (Hutu) assisted by a nurse (Tutsi)


Spain

They want to see too.

Running-up 1997

Yolanda López Pérez

They want to see too / The way out of the darkness


Spain

Life saving resource (S.R.O. in tetrabrick).

Running-up 1997

Mª Mercedes Alonso Pereda

Life saving resource (S.R.O. in tetrabrick)


Spain

The burial of a child.

Running-up 1997

Antonio Pérez García

The burial of a child


Spain

Médicos del Mundo programme to combat tuberculosis in Iquitos (Peru).

Running-up 1997

Tomás Abella

Médicos del Mundo programme to combat tuberculosis in Iquitos (Peru) / Vaccination program in the Andean highlands by an NGO / MdM intervention against cholera in Peru


Spain

AIDS between pain and hope, Santiago Rodríguez, a whisper of hope.

Running-up 1997

Genín Andrada

AIDS between pain and hope, Santiago Rodríguez, a whisper of hope / Santiago Rodríguez, HIV positive


Spain

Circus for bhutanese refugees.

Running-up 1997

Dolores Hernández Fernández

Circus for bhutanese refugees


Spain