TOKYO-2017 Editorial / General News

George Weah, presidential candidate, arrives to vote

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Lori Hawkins

Former international Liberian football icon turned politician and presidential election candidate George Weah arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in Monrovia, on October 10, 2017, during the Liberia presidential elections. George Weah went on to win and is now the President of Liberia

Lori Hawkins is a New York-based photographer. She is drawn to issues at the intersection of human rights, post-conflict development and the empowerment of women in marginalized societies. Some of her recent work includes capturing Liberia’s ongoing transition to democracy, following the civil war and the Ebola epidemic and capturing the work of doctors in rural Kenya battling high rates of maternal deaths during childbirth. Her work aims to find the middle ground between news and documentary; where the viewer will be both informed and challenged into action.