MARILYN STAFFORD FOTOREPORTAGE
AWARD SHORTLIST 2021
|SHORT-LISTED APPLICANTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER|
(by first name)
DANIELLE VILLASANA (US)
© Danielle Villasana
Samantha, Alexa, and Escarle, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, March 29, 2019.
From Villasana’s photo essay: “Abre Camino” about the challenges faced by trans women in Central America due to the region’s endemic violence, forcing many to flee their homes and to claim asylum in the US. Villasana seeks to create awareness and empathy by focusing on their intimate experiences and journeys.
EMILIENNE MALFATTO (FRENCH)
© Emilienne Malfatto
Tiktum, 8, on the stairs of the new house the family is building. Chibayish, Iraq, 12 March 2021.
From Malfatto’s photo essay: “Al Banaat” – an intimate journey exploring freedom & childhood from a personal and feminine perspective in contemporary Iraq.
HANNA JARZABEK (POLISH)
“NO APPLAUSE FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS”
© Hanna Jarzabek
Delia at home in her work uniform. Madrid, Spain, 17 March 2020.
From Jarzabek’s photo essay: “No Applause for Domestic Workers” about the life and work conditions of domestic workers, promoting reflections on their importance in our daily lives and on the changes that are necessary in this sector.
ISADORA ROMERO (ECUADORIAN)
© Isadora Romero
Mama Josefina Lema leads a ritual of Kuya Raymi and Tarapuy Pacharaymi which marks the beginning of the sowing season in the agricultural calendar. Josefina is a seed guardian and a medicine woman – she uses the variety of seeds to prepare treatments for her patients. “Seeds are health, the more colors and varieties, the more diseases we can cure”. Camuendo Chico, Imbabura, Ecuador.
From Romero’s photo essay: “Muyu Lab” exploring the conservation of Agrobiodiversity in Ecuador from both the scientific and ancestral perspectives.
LEE-ANN OLWAGE (SOUTH AFRICAN)
“ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA AMONG INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN AFRICA”
© Lee-Ann Olwage
Ndjiinaa Ngombe (81), a Himba woman and person living with dementia, at the ADN (Alzheimer’s Dementia Namibia) Care Farm outside Swakopmund. 24 October 2020.
From Olwage’s photo essay: “Alzheimers and Dementia among Indigenous Communities in Africa” which focuses on changing the perceptions of the disease in Africa by dispelling the practices of witchcraft and strengthening the voices of people living with it.
RANITA ROY (INDIAN)
“CYCLONES IN THE BAY OF BENGAL”
© Ranita Roy
Alfaaz Khan (58) is sitting in his destroyed house following cyclone ‘yaas’. 31 May 2021.
From Roy’s photo essay: “Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal” in the east of India, which focuses on the resilience of the residents who are affected annually by cyclones, but still have the courage and strength to rebuild their homes and start again.
REHAB ELDALIL (EGYPTIAN)
“THE LONGING OF THE STRANGER WHOSE PATH HAS BEEN BROKEN”
© Rehab Eldalil
Mohamed Ghonim (12) adjusts his scarf as he plays with friends in Gharba Valley. Sheikh Awad village, South Sinai, Egypt, March 2020.
From Eldalil’s photo essay: “The Longing of the Stranger whose Path has been Broken”, a collaborative work with the Bedouin community about the search for belonging and the interconnectedness of people and land.
SILVIA LANDI (ITALIAN)
© Silvia Landi
Simone Meirelez (33), shows the scars from the removal of excess skin, caused by bariatric surgery to treat her obesity. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
From Landi’s photo essay: “Globesity” which provides new perspective on the global obesity crisis, shedding light on issues such as the impact of the global food system, food insecurity, and the obesogenic environment on vulnerable people around the world.
SOPHIE GERRARD (SCOTTISH)
© Sophie Gerrard
Layers of blanket peat bog which uncover rich detail, colour and fragments. Caithness and Sutherland, 2019.
From Gerrard’s photo essay: “The Flows” focussing on the overlooked yet important carbon-rich ancient peatlands of Scotland – landscapes which store and balance carbon emissions in our environment.
STEFANIE SILBER (GERMAN)
© Stefanie Silber
Phine died after birth because of Anenzephalie. The family knew about the diagnosis, but decided to give their daughter the pregnancy time as a present. Her siblings were waiting in the hospital, they had already prepared painted images and coloured remembrance stones for her. Höxter, 25 March 2018.
From Silber’s photo essay: “Loud Silence” – a collaborative work with families who have experienced a stillborn baby, which seeks to bring communication to this issues rather than the silence that currently shrouds it.
VIVIANA PERETTI (ITALIAN)
“UNDER THE VEIL”
© Viviana Peretti
For 16 years, Indigenous woman Doña Analigia has been searching for the bones of Roberto Antonio, her 25-year-old son, who was tortured, killed and dismembered by paramilitaries in the Toldas de Peque village in the Antioquia region of Colombia.
From Peretti’s photo essay: “Under the Veil” which embodies the frustration of collecting fragments to rebuild the stories and identities of victims of forced disappearance in Colombia. It uses photography to build the impossible: a visual tribute to their absence.
The judges were very impressed by the high standard of entries on such a wide range of important global issues.
Submissions were reviewed by international panel:
Andrea Bruce – award-winning photojournalist, co-owner NOOR photo agency, Nikon ambassador
Donna De Cesare – award-winning photojournalist, associate professor University of Texas
Nina Emett – award-winning founding director FotoDocument, documentary photographer
Melanie Friend – documentary photographer
Neo Ntsoma – award-winning photojournalist, founder Neo Ntsoma Productions
Marilyn Stafford’s daughter, honorary judge, Lina Clerke also joined the panel.
The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Nikon, is granted to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global and which, in part, aims to showcase solutions / create positive impact for any issues it raises. The overall winner is awarded a grant of £2,000 and the runner up receives £500. All shortlisted applicants are featured on the FotoDocument website.
THE WINNER, RUNNER UP & HONOURABLE MENTIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE.