联合国儿童基金会刚刚公布了2008年度照片(UNICEF-Photo of the Year)评选结果,年仅21岁的比利时女摄影师Alice Smeets成为该奖项有史以来最年轻的获得者,获奖作品“太阳城的女孩”。
     Alice Smeets的获奖作品拍摄于海地首都太子港最大的贫民窟——Cité Soleil,照片中,一名穿着白色纱裙的女孩赤脚走在贫民窟前的积水中,周围堆满了各种各样的垃圾,不远处,两只黑猪正在觅食,蓝天白云的背景下,伫立着这一片名为“太阳之城”的贫民窟的破矮棚居。
    “其实这只是一张随手拍下的照片。”不过,Alice Smeets这张照片所展示出的冲击力与丰富的摄影元素已足够从128位专业摄影师提交的1449份作品中脱颖而出。



以色列摄影师Oded Baililty,获奖作品:排队领取救灾物资的女孩,四川地震后第十日。



匈牙利摄影师Balazs Gardi,获奖作品:一名阿富汗男子怀抱一个受伤的男孩,这张照片也在法国PX3 2008与World Press Photo 2008获奖作品中出现过。


Mario Tama, Gordon Welters, Stanislas Guigui, Frank Röth, Christian Als, Marcus Bleasdale, Shiho Fukada,Wiliam Daniels, Brenda Anne Kenneally, Melissa Lyttle, Justin Maxon,


Brenda Ann Kenneally

Twenty-nine million American children live in poverty. Although government funded food stamps help these children get food, they often lack the knowledge to make healthy nutritional decisions. American photographer Brenda Keneally has been observing the phenomenon for years in New York. This is a photo of young New Yorker named Diana Jean.


Christian Als

Latvia incarcerates a much higher proportion of juveniles than any of its neighbors. Four percent of all the country's prisoners are minors, compared to just 1.3 percent in Poland, 0.6 percent in Denmark, and 0.2 percent in Sweden. This photo of a young imprisoned Latvian comes from Danish politician Christian Als.


Frank Röth

In August 2008 the smouldering conflict over whether South Ossetia belongs to Georgia escalated into open hostilities. Thousands of Georgians fled from South Ossetia after having lost all their belongings and sometimes their relatives. They sought protection in the Georgian capital, Tblisi. German photo-journalist Frank Röth shows the drama of those were driven away.


Gordon Welters

Bath time in a Potsdam Co-op. In this dwelling live eight adults, two children, six dogs, seven cats, three pigs, and two goats. Gordon Welters documented their alternative living situation,


Justin Maxon

Her name is Mui. She is a practicing Buddhist and lives with her five-year-old son in Hanoi. They are homeless. They own absolutely nothing. Still, Mui's care for her son knows no boundaries. She always manages to find him something to eat, even if it is only grains of rice from the street. Justin Maxon, photographer from San Francisco, had the feeling that he met two happy people in Vietnam.


Marcus Bleasdale

Recruiting childern under the age of 15 as soldiers is a war crime under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This fact doesn't seem bother warmongers much. The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the countries with the highest numbers of underage soldiers in the world. The British reporter Marcus Bleasdale has been following this crime for 10 years.


Mario Tama

The hurricane that rampaged through New Orleans in 2005 led to a radical change in the social structure of the city. The former social-housing residential areas in the city center were torn down by private real estate companies. Many people have been pushed out into the outskirts of the city and now live in trailer parks or shabby huts. The American photographer, Mario Tama, expresses his outrage at this situation with his long-term photo project.


Melissa Lyttle

The first six years of Danielle's life were spent locked away in a walk-in closet in Florida. She never learned to speak, to eat or to walk. Her mother largely ignored her. An anonymous caller informed the police, sadly much too late. Danielle was taken into care. Since then she has been adopted by her foster parents. They made it possible for the photographer Melissa Lyttle to reconstruct the life of the girl who is now 10 years old.


Shiho Fukada

China after the earthquake: The Japanese photographer Shiho Fukuda lives in Beijing. She has recorded how boys and girls train with hope and dedication in a medical center in Chengdu to learn to live with their handicaps.


Stanislas Guigui

"Society doesn't give me anything, so it can't expect anything in return," says José. Neither him nor his gang members get anything for free in Cartucho, the most brutal quarter of Bogota, which at night is peopled by beggars, drug dealers, prostitutes, thieves and murderers. Over a period of two years, French photographer Stanislas Guigu recorded fights, friendships and survival in this milieu.


Wiliam Daniels

A daughter in a malaria coma. French photographer William Daniels has occupied himself for two years with the effects of the malaria epidemic in Africa, South Ossetia, and Latin America. This picture comes from Sierra Leone.










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