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Finalist 2020

Lucien Servants



Portraits and testimony of 10 people who resulted in eye injuries of varying severity during different demonstrations, in the context of the social outbreak that has taken place in Chile since October 18, 2019. In all documented cases, the injuries were caused by bullets or tear gas used by Carabineros (police) in the marches.

The photographs were taken in the hospitals where the victims were treated, using a black background to symbolize the grief the country was going through.

The number of eyeballs injured during the social outburst in Chile is more than 300 cases, and is above the number of cases of protests in Hong Kong and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to complaints from the Chilean Medical College and human rights groups.


The photographer has asked not to disclose his identity for the protection of his physical integrity.