Hungary flag
Bronze 2022 Editorial / Conflict

Evacuating The Most Vulnerable From Donetsk

  • Photographer
    Daniel Shou Yi Ceng
  • Agency / Studio
    Zuma Press
  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial / Conflict

As sounds of terror continue to echo with consecutive Russian bombardment and air strikes on Donetsk, the most vulnerable with long-term illnesses and disabilities have been stranded in the most horrendous times of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Among them are 67-year-old cancer patient Galina living in Holubivka, and 85-year-old Alla residing in Niu-York Town with loss of sight and long-term diseases, as they have lost access to lifeline-medications and treatments since the war unfolded. Volunteers rescue them from frontlines despite the arduous and life-threatening challenges.

23-year-old Daniel Ceng is an award-winning Asian photojournalist covering politics, social issues, war and more across the world, including Europe, Middle-East, Asia, and Southeast Asia. Daniel, when he was 22, was one of the youngest photojournalists who entered Ukraine, where he documented the aftermath of the Russian invasion and its impacts on the Ukrainian livelihood. He has been working with several international news agencies, including EPA Images, The Guardian, AFP, AP, ZUMA Press, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and The Initium.