Silver winner in Editorial / Political / 2021
Fighting For Social Justice
Tep Vanny, one of Cambodia's most prominent land rights activists, symbol of peaceful activism against the Hun Sen's autocratic government in Cambodia vows to fight for social justice after her trial at the Court of Appeal on February 27, 2017. She was arrested by the government during a rally to demand the release of five human rights workers on August 15, 2016. On August 20, 2018,Tep Vanny was released from prison serving two years of her sentence. Currently she has been forced into self-imposed exile in the US since late 2018 due to the government's suppression.
Satoshi Takahashi is a Japanese photojournalist. He was born in 1981 in Akita, Japan. Satoshi began his career as a freelance photojournalist in Cambodia since 2007. He has spent 11 years in the country for covering social issues and social movements against the autocratic government. In October 2018, Satoshi back to Japan and currently he has been focusing on documenting stories of vanishing cultures in Akita prefecture concurrently with covering Cambodia. In March 2019, He was awarded the Domon Ken Award for his latest photo book "RESISTANCE" that is the compilation of his work in Cambodia.