TOKYO-2017 Editorial / General News

Muslim in Trump's America

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

A muslim girl walks to school in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Trump has threatened to ban Muslims from the United States, refuse refugees, deport 11 million undocumented workers and build a wall on the border with Mexico. Muslims are coming together in their communities and in the mosque, to find some respite.

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.