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Finalist 2008

Luis Sánchez Davilla

Vietnam


Presentation

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. There is a basic need to increase access for the rural poor to quality essential infrastructure and health care. While Vietnam has achieved a certain level of equitable development, the challenge for it to continue in this direction in the future remains. Inequality triggers instability and political and social agitation. Vietnam can be justly proud of what it has achieved in the area of social cohesion and should aim to pursue this goal. The picture was taken in June 2007 in Ho Chi Minh City, the administrative capital of Vietnam.


Biography

Luis Sánchez Davilla es madrileño y licenciado en Ciencias de la Comunicación, rama imagen, por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Ha viajado a más de 30 países cubriendo conflictos internacionales; Guerra del Golfo, Kurdistán, Bosnia, Ruanda, Sudán, Kosovo, etc. Además de realizar reportajes de viajes y sociales y entrevistas a personalidades del mundo político, artístico y cultural. Fue fotógrafo jefe de la edición española de Paris-Match. Actualmente trabaja como freelance para clientes de publicidad y medios editoriales: El Semanal, Geo, Magazine de El Mundo, Viajar, Siete Leguas, Viajes National Geographic, Vogue, Liberation, etc.