The Valley

PhotographerBalazs Gardi
PrizeGold in Photojournalism / General News
Entry Description

Afghan man holds a wounded young boy in front of a house on October 20, 2007 in Yaka China village, Kunar province, East Afghanistan. The boy received several shrapnel wounds from a rocket as a US airstrike targeted a suspected insurgent position in a nearby house the previous night. The air strike also killed five other civilians and injured at least seven villagers including children.

About Photographer

Cristina Vatielli was born in Rome in 1983. She studied History of Arts and then graduated at the Roman School of Photography. She began working in the photographic field as an assistant, specializing in images post-production. Her works deals especially with social and historical issues. Since April 2006 she has been working on a long-term photographic project, the "Memory of the Civil Wars" and has begun to collaborate with Prospekt photoagency. In 2007 she was selected to participate to Masterclass Reflexions with Giorgia Fiorio and she won WinePhoto International Photographic Contest.