1999 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Yunghi Kim

01 January, 1998

In the run-up to President Suharto's resignation as many as 30,000 students gathered daily outside the parliament building. The resignation of Indonesia's President Suharto after 32 years of rule did not put a stop to the unrest that had been rocking the country. His successor, President Habibi, was considered by many to be too close to the previous political establishment. Lawlessness spread as different groups vied to fill the power vacuum. Thousands of businesses were looted and the killings continued.

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Yunghi Kim

  Yunghi Kim is a photojournalist who has covered conflicts and in-depth, issue-driven stories all over the world for more than three decades. Intimate storytelling and giving a...

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