UNICEF Photo of the Year 2010: Honorable Mentions

In addition to the winning photo series, the independent jury also awarded seven honorable mentions. The stories show children from many different countries all over the world.


Christoph Gödan (BRD/Agentur Laif)

Christoph Gödan

Tanzania: Brave water carriers

Water, for us a matter of course – available anytime. But in places where clean water does not simply run from the tap, the value of this elixir of life increases dramatically.

Ed Ou (Ed Ou/Getty Images)

Ed Ou

Somalia: Children in arms

The number of children among soldiers in Somalia is growing. The affected children are usually recruited from poor families.

Fara Phoebe Zetsche (Fara Phoebe Zetzsche, Studentin FH Hannover)

Fara Phoebe Zetsche

Germany: Victims of hoarding at home

Fara Phoebe Zetzsche documented the situation of people who are not able to master their daily life.

Fernando Moleres (Fernando Moleres/Freier Fotograf)

Fernando Moleres

Sierra Leone: Merciless justice

Fernando Moleres learned of a non-existing jurisdiction and saw a deeply inhumane form of imprisonment.

Javier Arcenilas (Javier Arcenillas/Freier Fotograf)

Javier Arcenilas

Bangladesh: Refugees from Myanmar

They belong to the Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim group fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh due to persecution and oppression by Myanmar’s military junta.

Leslie Alsheimer (Leslie Alsheimer/Freie Fotografin)

Leslie Alsheimer

Uganda: Lust for life

Is the whole world a vale of tears? Particularly on the black continent? American photographer Leslie Alsheimer wants to provide us with a different view.

Rania Matar (Rania Matar/Freie Fotografin)

Rania Matar

Puberty: The search for a new self

Rania Matar is quite familiar with the demands of adolescents. She approached these lovable hybrid beings in an unbiased and unprejudiced manner.