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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

"Boat People"

Migrants collect rainwater at a temporary refugee camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, in Myanmar June 4, 2015. This group of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants were rescued from a boat carrying 734 people off Myanmar's southern coast. Those on board had been at sea for more than two months - at the end with little food or water. The men in this photo were part of a group of 400 crammed into a warehouse by Myanmar police. They had arrived the day before, but while the women, children and some men had already been moved, these men were left behind. There was no sign of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR or foreign aid agencies. Just moments before this shot, the sky opened and the monsoon rains started coming down. The men were jostling with each other for space to catch water in their bottles and plates. The authorities were hesitant to grant us access at first, but as the morning wore on and the rains started, we were able to enter and start photographing and speaking to migrants. Just after taking this photo, the men were loaded into buses and trucks and driven to a camp where international aid agencies were waiting.



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