2006 Photo Contest, Portraits, 2nd prize

David Høgsholt

01 June, 2005

Mia (26) stands behind the central station, the area that houses the city's red-light district. She is a drug addict and sex worker. Mia has lost her boyfriend to an overdose, her own addiction is worsening, and she seldom sees her six-year-old daughter, who is in foster care. Despite these difficulties, Mia tries to lead as decent a life as possible.

About the photographer

David Høgsholt

He is a two-time World Press Photo award winner as well as the recipient of a combined eight Picture of the Year International and Best of Photojournalism awards. Whether shooti...

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