1st Prize General News Single
Rodrigo Abd, Argentina, The Associated Press
10 March 2012, Idib, Syria
Aida cries while recovering from severe
injuries she received when her house was
shelled by the Syrian Army.
Her husband and two children were fatally
wounded during the shelling.
1st Prize Contemporary Issues Single
Micah Albert, USA, Redux Images
03 April 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
Pausing in the rain, a woman working as a trash picker at the 30-acre dump, which literally spills into households of one million people living in nearby slums, wishes she had more time to look at the books she comes across. She even likes the industrial parts catalogs. “It gives me something else to do in the day besides picking [trash],” she said.
1st Prize Sports – Sports Action Single
Wei Seng Chen, Malaysia
Pacu Jawi Bull Race, Indonesia
12 February 2012, Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra, Indonesia A jockey, his feet stepped into a harness strapped to the bulls and clutching their tails, shows relief and joy at the end of a dangerous run
across rice fields. The Pacu Jawi (bull race)
is a popular competition at the end of harvest season keenly contested between villages.
1st Prize Daily Life Stories
“Mirella”, Fausto Podavini, Italy
01 June 2010, Rome, Italy
Despite her husband’s life-threatening disease, Mirella devoted her life to assisting Luigi, trying to be positive and reassuring, looking after him with intense love and respect. Everyday care, usually done in a few minutes, takes hours when it concerns someone with dementia.
Mirella, 71, spent 43 years of her life with the only person she loved, with all of life’s difficulties, laughter, and beautiful moments. But over the last six years things changed: Mirella lived with her husband Luigi’s illness, Alzheimer’s, and devoted her life to him as his caregiver.