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First Place
Yunghi Kim/Contact Press Images
"Mourning Freddie Gray"

Second Place
Niclas Hammarstrom/Freelance

Third Place
Jerome Delay/Associated Press

Award of Excellence
E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune
"Kindness for Tyshawn"

Award of Excellence
Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency
"Do not be afraid my father"

Award of Excellence
Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
"Boat People"

Award of Excellence
Emilien Urbano/Myop for Le Monde
"The prisoners of Al-Malikiyah"


Award of Excellence

"Kindness for Tyshawn"

"This is gonna be his family's last time seeing him, you know?" says neighborhood barber Schyler Chandler as he grooms the hair of nine year-old Tyshawn Lee. "I just want to make him look as best as possible." Lee was lured away from a basketball game into a Chicago alley where he was executed by gang members. His killing shocked the city which saw 443 gun murders in 2015. "Gotta get a last haircut," Chandler said. "Send 'em off right. I feel like it's my duty."



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