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Finalist 1999

Javier Teniente

Kosovar Refugees, II, April 1999


A family crosses the Morina border crossing between Kosovo and Albania on a tractor. During April 1999, thousands of refugees crossed this border crossing every day, fleeing Serbian repression.


Javier Teniente (Vigo, 1968) has covered conflicts caused by war, marginalization, and natural disasters in different parts of the world, including reports from Central America (Hurricane Mitch 1998), Kosovo (1999), Iraq (2003), Haiti (2004), and coverage of the Tsunami disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia (January 2005).

Over the years he has collaborated as a photographer with the United Nations, Doctors of the World, Doctors without Borders, Action against Hunger, and other international organizations.