[ COVID-19 ] A single photograph, candid and un-staged, that reflects the news or human experience of the impact of COVID-19. The image must be documentary and may be related to news, sports, daily life or lifestyle. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2021.

Judges for COVID-19
Anush Babajanyan
Liang-Pin Tsao
Nyimas Laula
Samuel He
Jean Chung
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First Place

Ulet Ifansasti
Independent
Indonesia

Volunteers from the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Sleman burial team bury the body of a woman who died from COVID-19 during a funeral service at a cemetery on August 12, 2021 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia has recorded over 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, as the country continues to struggle with a huge wave of infections driven by the delta variant. Burial teams are working round the clock in many parts of the country, not only assisting with burying the dead, but also educating the public on best practices when dealing with those who have lost their lives to the disease.

Finalist

Meysam Maleki Qazvini
Independent
Iran

The last farewell of the father with the lifeless body of his 21-year-old daughter who died of the Corona virus, while the acquaintances were standing a little towards the Qibla and praying the dead body. Abolfazl Barzegar, the father of the late Mina, despite having Down Syndrome as a child, lovingly cared for him for 21 years and was his only child. Unfortunately, Mina contracted the corona virus and Corona kept the girl away from Baba forever.

Finalist

Anindito Mukherjee
Independent
India

A lady looks at the burning funeral pyres of the patients who died of the Covid-19 coronavirus from her house near a makeshift crematorium on May 09, 2021 in New Delhi, India. India broke a fresh record on Thursday with over 412,000 new cases of Covid-19 as the total number of those infected according to Health Ministry data neared 20 million. The real figure could be up to ten times higher, many health experts say, due to a lack of widespread testing or reporting, and only patients who succumbed in hospitals being counted. Hospitals have begun turning away people suffering from Covid-19, having run out of space for the crushing number of people seeking help.

Finalist

Garry Lotulung
Independent
Indonesia

Final prayers by relatives before the funeral of a woman, who died due to the coronavirus disease as she dies in self-isolation at the house as hospitals reach a breaking point in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, July 7, 2021.

Finalist

Anupam Nath
AP
India

A relative prays before cremation of a Covid victim in Gauhati, India, Friday, July 2, 2021.

Award of Excellence

Firdaus Latif
Malay Mail
Malaysia

Crematorium workers wearing protective suit push the casket of Covid-19 coronavirus victims for cremation process Bliss Garden crematorium in Shah Alam, Malaysia on June 14, 2021.

Award of Excellence

Shin Wei Chang
Central News Agency
Taiwan

All classes have been moved online. Events, meetings, and in-person speeches at National Taiwan University have been canceled during the pandemic, and the graduates could not have campus-tour as usual in the last days as students. A graduated Tseng, who majors in Journalism, wears a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony online on June 26, 2021.

Award of Excellence

Karma Bhutia
Zuma Press
India

Relatives lower the body of a man who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a graveyard, in New Delhi on April 6, 2021.