2009 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 1st prize

Lissette Lemus

El Diario de Hoy

15 October, 2008

Children from El Matazano school look at the body of Petrona Rivas, the mother of two of their classmates, who was killed 200m from the school gates. The police said the murder was committed by members of a gang. Around ten people a day are murdered in El Salvador. Authorities believe street gangs to be behind the crime wave.

About the photographer

Lissette Lemus

Lissette Lemus is a Salvadoran documentary photojournalist. Her work is largely focused on issues related to violence resulting from the gangs and the migration process her count...

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