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Festival of Ethical Photography honors images that spread awareness


The Festival of Ethical Photography has honored images like this because they bring the public closer to tough ethical questions.

They are images of people, stories and tragedies of moral content.

The “World Report” prize has been awarded to Paula Bronstein for this report on the crisis of the Rohingyas.

In the new “Student Award” category aimed at pupils, Nanna Heitmann has been honored for this report on the last mine in Germany, which will close this year.

In the “Single Shot Award” category, which had the motto “Giving voice to hope,” Laurence Geai won for this snapshot on the conflict in Iraq made in Mosul.

The second prize went to Giles Clarke, who photographed a boy from Yemen in front of his destroyed school; third place went to Bente Marei Stachowske, for this portrait of a girl and her mother rescued at sea.

The prize for photos of non-profit organizations was taken by the “Care Harbor” report on health care for poor people in Los Angeles.

Nine hundred photojournalism works from 50 countries have been presented at this Italian festival. It has a famous panel of judges, including Francis Kohn president of the “World Press Photo 2016” and Sarah Lenn from National Geographic.