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Fernando Moleres, a Spanish photographer who strives for positive change through his work, has won the Tim Hetherington Grant from World Press Photo to continue his project on child prisoners in Sierra Leone. Moleres will receive 20,000 euros to continue the project, “Waiting for an opportunity.”

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Africa • Panos Pictures • Prison • World Press Photo
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Interested in how spaces are designed to create certain experiences, Emily Kinni sought out the sites of the last legal executions in the states where the death penalty has been outlawed. She hoped to find whether it’s possible to reuse a space like that without a lingering hint of death.

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Emily Kinni • Prison • U.S.
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The women in the California state prison system often go in as young ladies and are released years, or even decades, later into a world with no work, few friends and a family that has continued to live and grow without them. Finally out, they have to readjust to freedom.

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Black-and-white • Dana Ullman • Prison • U.S.
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In 2011, Italian photojournalist Paolo Marchetti ventured inside four Nicaraguan prisons with the help of the nongovernmental organization Terre des Hommes (meaning land of people or, literally, land of men) to document the living conditions of juvenile prisoners.

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Nicaragua • Paolo Marchetti • Prison • World