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Winner edition 1997

Luis Sánchez Davilla

South Sudan


Presentation

UN WFP Air cargos drop bundles of flour over the population of Ayod in the south of Sudan. Ayod is one of areas hit the worst by the consecutive famines that have battered the country for more than 30 years. The lack of harvest due to drought is aggravated by the longest and cruellest war in Sub-Saharan Africa between the north of Sudan and the animist factions of the south. As usual, hunger is used as a weapon of war. Due to this endemic catastrophe, the children receive with commotion the food that the iron birds defecate over their villages…never have they seen or heard that food is cultivated and comes from the ground.


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.