Diego Herrera Carcedo
Entrant Name: Diego Herrera Carcedo
Award Status: – Nominee
Award Category: Spot News
Story Locations: Ukraine
This report develops from the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The Donbass conflict, which began in 2014, escalated into a larger-scale war. Ukraine has become the scene of Europe’s latest war, a invasion initiated by Russia.
The photographs shows the consequences of the war on the Ukrainian people and their army. Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion, at least 6000 civilians have been killed in this conflict, including approximately 246 children. The massacre of Bucha, where about 1000 civilians were killed, the siege of Mariupol, the continuous shelling in Donbass and Kharkiv….
The victims are more than numbers, they are broken lives with a personal story behind them, who have lost the most precious thing we possess, life. Thousands of people have fled their homes in search of refuge, in many cases leaving behind family and friends. According to World Health Organisation figures, 6.3 million people have been internally displaced and 2.9 million have left Ukraine.
These photographs cover Ukraine’s geography, from Kiev oblast through Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lugansk and Zaporizhia oblasts. The cruelty of war returns to Europe in the 21st century, bringing us closer to death, destruction and sadness.
Grandparents say goodbye to their grandson and daughter at the railway station in Lisichansk Lugansk Oblast Ukraine on the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
A mother and her family along with more neighbours wait to cross a destroyed bridge in Irpin Kyiv Oblast Ukraine to escape Russian shelling in Irpin and Bucha
The hand of a volunteer killed by Russian shelling on a humanitarian corridor in Irpin Kyiv Oblast Ukraine The young man was helping hundreds of neighbours to flee from the shelling of the villages of Irpin and Bucha
A woman and her son mourn at the burial of her husband father at a cemetery in Kyiv Ukraine who died in the fighting against Russia
A soldier closes his eyes when he listens to the sound of artillery while another looks up at the sky in a trench on the frontline in Donbass Ukraine
A Ukrainian soldier looks out of a window in a building in the north of the city of Kharkiv Ukraine
A boy sleeps in a cellar to protect himself from shelling in Siversk Donetsk Oblast Ukraine
A man wounded by shelling lies in a doorway next to his wife in Chasiv Yar Donetsk Oblast Ukraine
An elderly man who was walking down a street lies on a bench after being killed by a cluster bomb in Bakhmut Donetsk Oblast Ukraine
A woman cries in front of the body of her husband who was killed by shelling at his workplace in Bakhmut Donetsk Oblast Ukraine
Soldiers heading to their fighting position in Zolote Lugansk Oblast Ukraine
A man injured by shrapnel in the head is taken by ambulance in Soledar Donetsk Oblast Ukraine
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