In honor of the International Day of Peace and Peace Week, Lenscratch has partnered with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to feature photographic projects highlighting the lasting impacts of war, conflict, and displacement. Lauren Tate Baeza
"Anything we can do that can try to show the drama and massacres the Syrians are suffering is good.” Rodrigo Abd has been awarded the 1st Prize General News Single for his portrait of an injured woman in Syria. He speaks to BJP about the image and the difficulty he faced in reporting in Syria
Rodrigo Abd seeks out the places in Guatemala that most people avoid — hospital wards, prisons, crime scenes and mass graves. He forgoes the country’s lush volcanic landscapes for cinderblock walls and grimy alleys, seeing in each scene an echo of the nation’s recent past, where 36 years of civil war gave way to equally devastating gang and drug violence.
The Feature Photography Award for “best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme” was given to Rodrigo Abd of Associated Press for his story on an emergency room in Guatemala.