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Finalist 2006

Seila Montes González

Feet of an exploited girl


Girls learning a trade at a center run by the small NGO VCAO in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The girls, who come twice a week to the center, work as domestic servants in wealthy households. They are victims of exploitation: most of them are not paid; they work day and night for room and board. The lucky ones receive 5 dollars a month.


I am a Spanish photojournalist based in México city. In 2007 I graduated from the London College of Communication in photojournalism and documentary photography.

My work focus on disadvantaged minorities as well as environmental issues. I have published in different publications as, The Guardian, The New York Times, El País América, Huck magazine, Cuartoscuro, Life, and Style...

Currently, I work as a freelance for El País América.