Ary Bassous – Brazil
Dr. Juliana Ribeiro has just taken off her protective gear for lunch, after 8 hours of continuous work in the Covid-19 emergency room. Clear signs of prolonged and repeated use of this type of equipment appear on her face. Her features reflect great effort and extreme fatigue due to the human commitment to her moral duty. What grabs you is the hint of sadness in her face as she feels the pain for humanity, as deaths in Brazil exceeded half a million people due to the pandemic. This photo was taken at the University Hospital Clementino Fraga Velho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mads Nissen – Denmark
Hugs to Survive
85 year old Rosa Luzia Lonardi is hugged by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza; the first hug Rosa has received in five months. In March 2020, nursing homes across Brazil closed their doors to all visitors, preventing millions from visiting elderly relatives, as authorities instructed to reduce physical contact to a minimum. But in Viva Beam, an old house outside São Paulo, a new simple innovation called the ‘hug curtain’ was allowed where people could see and hug their loved ones without risking their lives. For those without visitors, volunteers and staff provided that humanitarian support. As they say at Viva Beam, “Everyone deserves a good hug”.
ILHAN KILINC – Turkey
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world’s population experienced the pain of being away from their loved ones. However, the extent of the psychological impact inflicted on healthcare workers was more profound. Not only are they exposed to the front line experiencing first hand the devesation of the pandemic, and exposed to the danger of the virus, but they are unable to go home and be reunited with their loved ones; especially their children! It is a story that touches the hearts of hearts and expresses with great eloquence ‘humanity’.
Marc Abou Jaoude – Lebanon
August 6, 2020 – the port. In the aftermath of the Beirut explosion, an injured truck driver stands inside the port, at the same location where he was at the moment of the explosion two days ago. Despite the massive destruction and the large number of dead and wounded, this driver was lucky enough to live and witness another day.
Fabrizio Maffei – Italy
A group of lifeguards tries to rescue the passengers of a sinking ship in the Mediterranean Sea, although the day is coming to an end and in the bitter cold, the rescue team did not stop until the end.
Biplab Hazra – India
An elephant drowns in deep water as villagers gather to rescue it near a village in West Bengal, India.
General – Colour
Sameer Al-Doumy – France
Migrants sit on a boat sailing in the turbulent waters between Sangat and Cap Blanc-Nez (Cape Blanc-Nez), in the English Channel off the coast of northern France, as they try to cross the maritime border between France and the United Kingdom on August 27, 2020.
The number of migrants crossing the English Channel – which is 33.8 kilometers (21 mi) at the closest point in the Strait of Dover – rose in small rubber boats during the summer of 2020. According to authorities in northern France, about 6,200 migrants attempted to cross between January 1 and August 31, 2020. Compared to 2,294 immigrants throughout 2019.
Fatima Zahra Cherkaoui – Morocco
This beautiful eleven-year-old girl sat looking at the lens that caught her one look, but the number of translations emanating from her eyes.. was too many to count!
Eirik Gronningsaeter – Norway
Svalbard – Norway, August 2020. As the sea ice melts, the polar bear is drifting on a tiny sliver of ice into the open ocean. A future full of possibilities.
General – Black & white
Giuseppe Cocchieri – Italy
The Social Distance
A concert before the COVID19 pandemic. A famous Italian poet, Giuseppe Ungaretti, said that poetry contains itself a mystery, poetry cannot be called poetry if it does not communicate this sense of mystery. For me, photography, as for other forms of art, is above all this. Therefore, describing a mystery is not possible. The photographer, however, wants to share their emotions through an image, hoping that it can arouse the same feeling in others.
Yadi Setiadi – Indonesia
An old grandmother lives in her hut made of cardboard and second-hand items, feeding off leftovers in the trash. She is alone, accompanied only by a spider nearby.
Bambang Wirawan – Indonesia
Visitor From Above
A Weasel playing on a pine tree trunk in the jungles of Yogyakarta – Java Island, Indonesia.
Florian Ledoux – France
Above The Polar Regions
The Arctic and Antarctica are both facing a range of quick changes. These regions are clearly challenging places to live, and the few animals that make it their home have adapted to face the extreme winter conditions. This series reveals and celebrates from an aerial point of view, the beauty of the incredible frozen landscapes and the wildlife living at the edge of the ice. Powerful yet fragile.
Catalina Gomez Lopez – Spain
Trashumance is to be in continuous movement. A thousand-year-old practice, a type of pastoralism or nomadism, a seasonal movement of livestock between fixed Summer and Winter pastures. This portfolio provides a visual narrative to the transhumant livestock that is practiced in the province of Jaén Spain. It is one of the last redoubts of the Iberian Peninsula where transhumance still exists, but with the sensation of witnessing the disappearance of a way of life.
Fikret Dilek Uyar – Turkey
A Covid-19 Narrative
Since the Second World War, we have not encountered such horrific events as the ones we are experiencing now. It is as if we have become characters in a science fiction film. Countries have closed their borders, the economy is hit hard, and people are confined to their homes. However, the greatest impact was felt in the hospitals. Like any photographer, I am compelled to capture such moments regardless of the circumstances and risks. I am married and have two children so it was not an easy decision to enter a COVID19 intensive care unit, but I knew even though I couldn’t change history I could record it. I spent 29 days in intensive care, and experienced not only difficult moments but heart-felt moments. I wanted to also make sure to capture the aesthetics in documentary photography, albeit difficult. The way to do that is to be invisible and not in rush. That’s what I saw.
Yousef Al Habshi Al Hashmi – UAE
Pareidolia is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns. The shown collection attempts to find faces with unique characteristics under the microscope & within a tiny area that barely can be seen.
Alexander McBride – United Kingdom
The Strength Of The Artsakh
Over the centuries, the cycle of bloodshed and displacement was repeated in the hills and forests of Nagorno-Karabakh. A sustainable peace remains elusive. The bitter rivalry between the two countries continues with the memories of the Azerbaijani soldiers who remember since childhood the days when the Armenians expelled them from their homes, and in the hearts of the Armenian children who may now dream of what the Azerbaijani fighters dreamed of thirty years ago.
Charles Saswinanto – Indonesia
The unique exterior, with its golden sun-like architecture, melts into this photo I took of a building located in Incheon, South Korea.
Amri Arfianto – Indonesia
A creative fragmentation of the Burj Khalifa, in which the moon appears as if it is trying to hide behind the most famous tower in the world.
Lin Jing – China
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, before creating light. And when God created light, he also created darkness; giving beauty infinite dimensions.
Beatriz Fernandez Mayo – Spain
A unique perspective of the hotel lobby in the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai. What appears as a regular spiral reflects the splendor that is architecture that impacts on our human senses.
Rahul Bansal – India
Eye in the Sky The ‘Eye of Dubai’ embraced by the fog. The fog season inspires the photographer’s lens in Dubai. The aesthetic harmony it creates with tall buildings and structures is breathtaking