2002 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize

Markus Jokela

Helsingin Sanomat

01 September, 2001

With basketball star Dikembe Mutombo due to arrive, young fans race to find the best seats. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mutombo has become one of the US's most successful sportsmen. He maintained links with his homeland by establishing an aid foundation to improve health and living conditions. On a trip home to open a hospital bearing his mother's name, he received a hero's welcome.

About the photographer

Markus Jokela

He earned his MA in social sciences at University of Tampere, in Finland. From 1981 to 1993, he wrote as a journalist at the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, and then he became a pho...

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