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I wanted to tell a different story

The photo of a wine refugee girl during an arrest at the U.S.-Mexican border, has been crowned the world press photo. The inclusion of the photographer John Moo

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I wanted to tell a different story

The photo of a wine refugee girl during an arrest at the U.S.-Mexican border, has been crowned the world press photo. The inclusion of the photographer John Moore was awarded on Thursday in Amsterdam as the best press photo of the year with the prestigious World Press Photo Award. In June 2018, the captured image shows how the Honduran Sandra Sanchez is sampled after their arrest by the U.S. customs and border protection. In front of her, her little daughter, Yanela and crying.

The image of the photographer Agency Getty to show "a different type of violence is psychological," said the Jury of the World Press Photo Awards on Thursday. The photo caused outrage have contributed to the government of US President Donald Trump have finished the highly controversial separation of illegal immigrants from their children, even if Sandra and Yanela Sanchez have not been separated according to the US customs and border protection from each other.

"I fear"

Moore saw was accompanied in the summer of 2018, the US border guards on the border to Mexico. 12. June met with the officials at Night to a group of illegal immigrants, among them Sandra and Yanela Sanchez, and arrests you. "I have seen the fear in their faces, in their eyes," said Moore later, in an Interview about the migrants.

"I wanted to tell a different story," said Moore after the award ceremony in Amsterdam. He didn't want to show to a topic that was often discussed in statistics, the human side. Refugees, and Migration not only in the United States, but a worldwide issue, said the 51-Year-old.

78'801 photos submitted

This is also reflected in a further award at the World Press Photo Award: The Dutch-Swedish Journalist Pieter Ten Hoopen has been awarded for his recordings of Honduran migrants on the way to the USA with the award for best photo story.

The World Press Photo Award is one of the most prestigious awards for press photographers. This year, 4738 photographers 78'801 photos submitted. In the past year, the photographer Ronaldo Schemidt by the AFP news Agency had won the award for the recording of burning protesters in Venezuela. (chk/AFP)

Created: 12.04.2019, 02:42 PM

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