Detail of 'Praying For A Miracle'
Detail of "Praying For A Miracle"

Hellen lives with a mental health condition in Juba, South Sudan. She says she fell ill after the birth of her sixth child.

With this powerful portrait, New-Zealand born photojournalist Robin Hammond won 2017 second prize singles at the prestigious World Press Photo, in the "People" category.

In this OneShot, Hammond explains why he thinks this particular image of Hellen touched the jury.

Praying for a Miracle (©Robin Hammond/NOOR) | OneShot



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MEXICO CITY — Huge lamps swing from the ceiling on the sixth floor of a building in downtown Mexico City, illuminating the wrestling ring below. The crowd holds its collective breath as a woman emerges from the shadows. Her bright blue hair whirls behind her sparkling makeup as she kicks out her knee-high black boots. A deep voice booms over the loudspeaker:

“From the Mexican jungle comes Ladyyy Amazonaaa!”

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