Was reached by the news from IRIN news agency that one of our collaborations have been nominated as one of the four finalists in AIDEX Photojournalist Award.
Humbled to have been selected and happy to shed some light on the situation in South Sudan since I left some months ago.
But sad that situation does not change…
In order to see the other finalists click here
Got word from Italy where my story “Behind the front lines” was awarded a honorable mention in the Siena International Photography award.
The story is about the civil war in South Sudan and what happens to the women left behind the lines of war when the men have picked up weapons.
The personal reflection while working on this, was, that as in many other war torn places, the women are paying a high price in armed conflict but most often are forgotten because they don’t become heroes while harvesting the crop, raising the children and look after the house. But yet without them, in the rage of fighting, the hole structure of society would fall apart.
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The war drags on with rainy season around the corner. As the fighting increases so does the atrocities against civilians. Many of the survivors carry traumas over what happened and now face survival in very harsh conditions. New story for The Guardian.