A victim of the Anders Breivik shootings, Iselin Rose Borc has been recuperating with help from her pet dog Athene. Her story, and those of other survivors of the massacre, were told by Andrea Gjestvang from Norway in a set of images which has won this year’s L’Iris d’Or photographer of the year prize at the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. We have a round-up of more of the winning work
“In the period after Utoya I had a really hard time sleeping. I was afraid of the dark and suffered from dreadful nightmares,” Borc told Gjestvang. “My mom and I decided that getting a dog might help me, so I got Athene. Now she sleeps on top of my stomach every night.” Borch (15) was hiding behind a rock by the pump house on the island during the massacre. She was rescued by tourists in a boat.
Gjestvang’s series, One Day in History, also includes this image of Ylva Schwenke, also 15. “I bear my scars with dignity, because I got them standing for something I believe in,” she said “I hid by a path called The love path.” She was shot in the shoulder, stomach and in both of her thighs.
Natalia Wiernik from Poland won Student Focus Photographer of the Year with her series The Protagonists
Nguyen Hoang Hiep from Vietnam, won Open Photographer of the Year
While Alecsandra Dragoi of Romania won Youth Photographer of the Year with a series on New Year’s Eve traditions in Romania, incluidng dressing up in bear skins
Here is our pick of the winners in the Professional categories:
Satoru Kondo, Japan, Winner, Professional competition, Nature and Wildlife
Klaus Thymann/Adamsky, Denmark, Winner, Fashion & Beauty: photographed in the remote east coast of Iceland, on and around the glacier lake of Vatnajokull named Jokulsarlon
Ilya Pitalev/RIA Novosti, Russia, Winner, Current Affairs: taken during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang in April 2012. North Korean Army soldiers and civilians on the stand of the Kim Il Sung Stadium.
Fabrice Fouillet, France, Winner, Architecture
Adam Pretty/Getty Images, Australia, Winner, Sport: Melissa Wu of Australia practices during a diving training session ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park on July 25, 2012 in London, England
Gali Tibbon, Israel, Winner, Travel: Journey to Jerusalem of Africa-Lalibela, Ethiopia. An infertile woman is baptized by priests; according to faith the water has fertility powers that will allow her to conceive.
Myriam Meloni, Italy, 1st place, Arts and Culture: The twins Laura and Bel√n on the day of their fifteenth birthday celebration. In Latin America, the celebration of the fifteenth birthday of a teenager is very important because it marks the transition from childhood to maturity.
See more of the winning work here
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