2024 Feature

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First Place

Fisherwomen and men pull in a net of fish off the coast of Chuao, Venezuela, early Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Some women are joining a family tradition of fishing and in other cases launching new careers after losing jobs during Venezuela's economic crisis.

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Second Place

“All soldiers smoke, even those who don’t.” For Svjatoslav Tjernetskyj and his injured soldier friends the small laundry room/smoking corner is the most visited room in the hospital. Thousands of soldiers have lost limbs during the during Russian attack. The hospital has forty beds for patients, when someone is discharged the bed is immediately filled. The need for rehabilitation is enormous.

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Third Place

Kne’Lahni, 3 (center) holds her younger brother Anthony's face, 1, as they try to play jokes on their mother Nyomie to make her laugh while she attempts to sleep in their motel room at in Oakland, California on August 10th, 2023. Nyomie, who is a sex worker, and lives day by day, does the best she can for her children. At 26-years-old she has been a sex worker since she was 13-years-old. She has four kids with four different fathers and three of them have died from gun violence. As she raises the kids with little help, she hopes everyday for a fresh start. She dreams of being able to go to school to become psychologist. Their last name is withheld for safety reasons.