TOKYO-2017 Editorial / Political

Yemeni-American Bodega Owners Shutter Stores To Protest Immigration Ban

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/General News, Silver in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Lori Hawkins

Men pray during a protest by ethinic Yemenis and supporters over President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen on February 2, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. At least 1,000 Yemeni-owned bodegas and grocery-stores across the city shut down from noon to 8 p.m. today to protest the order. (Photo by Lori Hawkins)

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.