Photographers for Doctors Without Borders
Being a public witness is part of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) DNA, a medical-humanitarian organization that provides relief to populations affected by conflicts, epidemics, natural disasters or excluded from healthcare. This is why MSF has always been attentive to photography as an expressive means to tell the reality in which it operates, also with the aim of denouncing the injustices it witnesses. Last year, on the occasion of its 50th birthday, MSF decided to launch, together with Cortona On The Move, the open call for young photographers “Stories of Humanity. Photographers for Doctors Without Borders”aimed at amateur and professional photographers residing in Italy between the ages of 18 and 30 in order to promote collective reflection on solidarity, humanity, help and attention to those most in need.
There were 221 participants, three winners selected and one special mention awarded by the jury. The three winners Yarin Trotta del Vecchio, Filippo Taddei and Giuliano Lo Re were awarded at the 2021 COTM Awards Night edition and in the following months they carried out reportage works with MSF which is previewed at the 2022 COTM new edition.