2013 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Wounded Baby, Aleppo


Sebastiano Tomada

Sipa Press USA

03 October, 2012

Original caption from World Press Photo (2013)

A wounded child awaits treatment in one of the few hospitals left standing in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, in October.

Battle had been raging since July between government forces and insurgents of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) for control of the city. Medical centers treating casualties in rebel-held districts appear to have been specifically targeted by the military, forcing doctors to work from an undercover network of clinics and small field hospitals.


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About the photographer

Sebastiano Tomada

Sebastiano Tomada is a photojournalist based in New York City and the Middle East. While working on commercial and editorial shoots in Europe and the US, Sebastiano developed a ...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/500 sec
Focal length
24 mm
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

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