Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters
Balinese Cock-Fighters

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Femaile Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Femaile Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. Itss been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Ebola Survivors - 1st Place
Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Stereotypes - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Femaile Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Stateless Women - 2nd Place
Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Balinese Cock-Fighters - 3rd Place

Ruben Salgado Escudero

Cock-fighting is a highly important ancient custom in Balinese culture dating back to at least before the 10th century. The death of a rooster leads to 'tabuh rah' (spilling of blood) which is used as a sacrifice to appease evil spirits. No religious ceremony in a temple may commence until the blood of at least three sabung (roosters) has been spilled on the ground. These portraits show an intimate side of the pride and love that many Balinese men have for their most prized possession.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Ebola Survivors - 1st Place

Marcello Bonfanti

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone ended the 7th October 2015 with 14,122 cases and 3,955 deaths.That required the complex and brave intervention of international ngos in the attempt to fight the virus. The Italian ngo Emergency ran an Ebola treatment center built by DFEED. Thanks to the medical care of Emergency, were able to start a new life. They returned to life finding their families partly or totally killed by the virus.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Stereotypes - Shortlisted

A. Tamboly

These are portraits of men who have tough facial features in a feminine historical hairstyle. The goal is to raise awareness of social stereotypes and to illuminate how much social media determines the way we see another human being from a different background than ours.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Femaile Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Female Masker Portraits - Shortlisted

Corinna Kern

This project takes a look at the hidden, yet worldwide growing subculture of 'Female Masking', originating from the desire to transform into a female alter ego. Often emerging out of admiration for the beauty of femininity, female masking presents an outlet for heterosexual men to embrace their female sides. Women, forming the minority of the scene, find an opportunity to slip into another role, enabling them to experience another side of themselves, or to simply let go. As a way of escapism, as an experience of a different identity, as an aesthetic expression, as a means of immunity, as a statement, and last but not least, to cover the mask imposed by society with one made from rubber, this project explores what it means to be a female masker.

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. Itss been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

Stateless Women - 2nd Place

Fauzan Ijazah

In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have landed in several areas of Aceh, Indonesia, including Lhoksukon, Kuala Cangkoi, Kuala Langsa, Bayeun and Kuala Simpang. Some of them reached the shore on their own, but most of them were rescued off at sea by the Acehnese fishermen. Indonesian Government, NGOs and local communities have given humanitarian assistance to these refugees ever since. They were on their way fleeing to Malaysia, when the smugglers suddenly left the boat and abandoned the refugees. Many of them were women and children. They said that they were losing hope to ever survive the rough boat journey. Rohingya women are the most vulnerable. They were persecuted in their home country and forced to flee only to become an easy target of exploitation and assault. A former paper factory in Bayeun, East Aceh, is now sheltering to hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers. It's been months and there were serious unanswered questions about a long-term solution. These women are stateless, but should they feel hopeless? 

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