The Anthropographia Award for Multimedia and Human Rights
Jonathan Torgovnik & MediaStorm wins The Anthropographia Award for Multimedia and Human Rights for his piece ”Intended Consequences” that point out the massive sexual violence on Rwandan women. An estimated 20,000 children were conceived during the genocide in Rwanda, and many of their mothers contracted HIV during the same encounters that left them pregnant. They feel they have lost their dignity, are alone and utterly powerless. Intended Consequences chronicles the lives of these women. Their narratives are embodied in portrait photographs, interviews and oral reflections.
Multimedia and Human Rights honorary mentions
Marcus Bleasdale/VII photo & MediaStorm wins an honorary mention for his multimedia version of “The Rape of A Nation” that point out Human rights abuse in the Democratic Republic du Congo.
Jenn Ackerman wins an honorary mention for her work ”Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons” that portrays the daily struggle inside the walls of the unit redesigned to treat mental illness and maintain the level of security required in a prison.