Fighting for a pittance

PhotographerSandra Hoyn
PrizeSilver in Press / Sports
Entry Description

Muay Thai (Thai boxing), the national sport of Thailand, is one of the toughest martial arts in the world. For many people, it secures their livelihood, as it is normal that children fight for tourists and locals for betting purposes. A minimum age for the fighters does not exist. For a pittance, they reach their mental and physical limits two or three times a month with boxing matches. Only a few become a professional boxing idol and earn a lot of money. At the age of 25 their career is usually over.

About Photographer

Since 2005 working as freelance photographer, 2009 Media Award Kindernothilfe, 2011 VG Bild-Kunst Scholarship. More information: