2001 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Jan Dago

01 June, 2000

Gibrilla Kamara had his hand amputated by rebels. He was told to sacrifice the hand with which he had voted for former president Kabbah. The civil war between government and rebel forces in Sierra Leone continues to disrupt the country's economy, leading to internal displacement of the population.

About the photographer

Jan Dago

Jan Dago was born and grew up in Denmark, where a childhood interest in visual expression began. At first, he made short movies, but the power of the still image gripped him more...

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