TOKYO-2020 Editorial / General News

Grandfather. So Close, So Far.

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/General News
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Tomohide Ikeya On a personal note, I lost my grandmother in August. Due to Covid-19, I was only able to visit her a few times in 2020. I couldn't even witness her death. This photo coincides with a very sad memory.

  • Photographer
    Unai Beroiz
  • Photo Date

A photojournalist, visits his grandfather, Miguel, 90, near Pamplona (Spain), in the fourth week of the lockdown. Spain has emerged as one of the country’s hardest-hit by the virus, with more than 27,000 lives claimed. The vast majority have been over the age of 80 years, forcing elderly across the country into isolation in hopes of evading the deadly contagion.