2009 Photo Contest, Portraits, 2nd prize

Pep Bonet

Noor for Positive Lives

22 May, 2008

Original caption from World Press Photo (2009)

A 12-year-old, who has been working the streets of San Pedro Sula since he was nine. San Pedro Sula is the second largest city in Honduras and has one of the highest instances of HIV in the country. Transsexual sex workers are particularly vulnerable to infection. Conservative family and religious values mean that gays and transsexuals are often victims of rejection and violence.


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About the photographer

Pep Bonet

His long-term projects focus on African issues such as HIV/Aids and the aftermath of the civil war in Sierra Leone, which he covered in his well known project 'Faith in Chaos. He...

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