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Category: Portrait

First Place
Asger Ladefoged/Berlingske
"If we go back they will kill us."

Second Place
Mads Nissen/Politiken/ Panos Pictures
"Stuck on the gate to Fort Europe"

Third Place
Cesar Dezfuli

Award of Excellence
Mike Belleme
"Sonny and Fabian"


Award of Excellence
Olmo Calvo
"Rohingyas, flee from genocide"


Award of Excellence
Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Award of Excellence
Konstantin Zavrazhin
"Russian President Vladimir Putin"



Award of Excellence

"Sonny and Fabian"

Sonny and Fabian the Amphibian pose for a portrait in Sonny's RV in a Walmart parking lot in Asheville, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 15, 2017. Sonny lives in his RV and travels the country but spends the in between time in Asheville. He has a daily regimen of moving from parking lot to parking lot chasing the shade. This particular Walmart stopped allowing over night stays about nine months ago, so Sonny spends afternoon to evening there before moving to a nearby department store parking lot to spend the night. "You will find a lot of people running from something out here" Says Sonny, "You're going to see a lot of folks out here running from something. For the first time in my live I'm not running from anything, I guess I was running from myself." Shot for a story in New York Times about people who sleep in Walmart parking lots.